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