Man Killed in Apparent Construction-Related Accident at LAX


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man was killed today during an apparent construction-related accident at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to 205 World Way at 5:57 a.m., according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

It was not known if the man died at the scene or at a hospital.

“Los Angeles World Airports' thoughts and prayers are with the person's family, friends and fellow construction workers during this horrible tragedy,” airport officials said. “Officers remain on scene and are investigating the cause of the incident. The Los Angeles Police Department will be leading the investigation with the assistance of the Airport Police Department. CalOHSA also will conduct an investigation.

“Safety is the foundation of everything we do and is always our top priority,” the statement continued. “A 2-day safety shutdown has been instituted for construction on the APM project while the investigation into the cause of the incident proceeds.”

The airport's massive Automated People Mover project broke ground last year and is slated to be completed in 2023. It involves an electric train system on a 2.25-mile elevated guideway with six stations.

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