Los Angeles airport worker dies on airfield

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Lighted pylons at the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Lighted pylons at the Century Boulevard entrance to Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A worker at Los Angeles International Airport was killed after he was apparently hit by a luggage-moving cart that he had been driving and fell off.

An airport spokeswoman says that the man was driving on a service road on the airfield around 5 a.m. Friday when he either had a medical issue or lost control of his vehicle.

LAX spokeswoman Amanda Parsons says the man ground service vehicle was pulling several trailers, and no other vehicle was involved.

Paramedics found the man unconscious and were unable to revive him.

The coroner’s office, which is investigating the death, said later Friday that the man was 51-year-old Cesar Valenzuela of Los Angeles.

The incident, which authorities are investigating, is not impacting flights.

 

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