Contractor Killed When Airplane Tire Explodes at John Wayne Airport

Contractor killed when tire explodes at John Wayne Airport workshop

Contractor killed when tire explodes at John Wayne Airport workshop

No airport operations were affected, she said.

A worker was killed at John Wayne Airport late Tuesday night when the 4-foot-tall tire he was working on exploded. Another worker was present but not injured in the blast. A jet bridge is an enclosed, movable connector which extends from an airport terminal gate to an airplane, allowing passengers to board and exit the aircraft without being exposed to the elements. The work was being performed in the terminal 3 airline workshop on a tire that was not attached to an airplane, according to airport spokeswoman Deanne Thompson. The two workers were not employees of the airport, but of a contractor called JBT.

An airport spokesperson said the force of the tire explosion triggered the workshop's fire alarm and sprinklers.

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The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

The state's workplace safety agency, known as Cal-OSHA, will investigate.

"We are deeply saddened by this event, and are focused on providing support and assistance to our employees and their families", the company said in a statement, adding that they are fully co-operating with investigators.

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