LIVERPOOL, England – An airport worker was in hospital this evening after being hit by a buggy.
The accident happened in the early hours of this morning at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
The worker, an employee of airport subcontractor OCS, was hit by a specialist vehicle used to transport injured and disabled people around the terminal.
Paramedics had to be called and the man was taken to hospital by the North West Ambulance Service.
It is not yet known how badly he was hurt, but the employee is still in hospital this evening being treated for his injuries.
A spokesman for Liverpool John Lennon Airport said: “We can confirm that there was an incident involving an employee of OCS, who provides assistance for passengers with reduced mobility here at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, and one of their vehicles in the early hours of this morning.
“Paramedics attended the incident and the individual was subsequently taken to hospital, however we are unaware of the extent of the individual’s injuries.
“The incident will be the subject of an internal investigation by OCS.”
Passengers in the airport terminal were forced to wait over an hour and a half for their luggage to come through on the conveyor belts.
They were not told the reason for the delay and only found out about the incident from a group of pilots walking through the arrival lounge.
The OCS, who run the special assistance services at the airport, confirmed they will be looking into the accident.
A spokesman for the company said: “He had an accident and we are investigating the circumstances around it to find out what happened.
“The employee was taken to hospital and he is still there at the moment.”