Monday, August 19, 2013

Two female baggage handlers injured in 'incident' at Stornoway Airport, Scotland

Two female workers at Stornoway Airport were taken to hospital on Monday after an "incident" on the concourse.

It is understood one woman injured her leg and arm when she fell off a baggage truck on the air side of the airport terminal building at around lunchtime.

A second female was also rushed to hospital but it is not clear how she was hurt.

A spokesman for airline Loganair, which operates baggage handing services at the airport, confirmed two personnel were taken to hospital.

He said: “Two members of our ground staff were involved in an incident at Stornoway Airport just after midday today and were transferred to hospital, where they are currently both receiving treatment.

“A full investigation has been launched to ascertain the circumstances of the incident.”

Airport firefighters rushed to the women's aid and paramedics treated the woman who fallen at the scene before the women were taken to the Western Isles Hospital four miles in Stornoway.

The accident happened shortly after plane from Glasgow had landed.

There was a delay before luggage for departing passengers was able to be loaded and the plane was cleared for take-off.