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Delta worker injured by tug at LaGuardia Airport

Posted: 11:44 AM, Jun 18, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-18 11:44:15-04

An airport worker was seen carried away by EMS after being hit by a tug at LaGuardia Airport. (Twitter/@aboveyourmeans)

EAST ELMHURST, Queens –– An airport worker was hospitalized after he was hit by a tug at LaGuardia Airport Sunday morning, officials said.

Port Authority says a Delta employee was standing on the tarmac behind a tug when it backed up and struck the worker around 10:15 a.m.

Port Authority police and EMS responded to the scene. The worker was taken to a Elmhurst Hospital.

A spokesman for Port Authority said the injuries “don’t appear to be serious.”

A passenger inside a Delta airplane who witnessed the incident said the worker appeared to be “immobile ” after being hit.

The tug is the vehicle used for pulling and pushing airplanes.

PIX11’s assignment editor Anthony Gatto contributed to this report.