US FAA issues alert to prevent injuries to aviation ground workers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday issued a safety alert to airlines seeking  to prevent injuries  to workers towing aircraft and guiding them to and from gates. 

The safety alert “reminds  airlines  that it is important for  workers  to  remain clear of operating  engines until they  are  shut down,” the FAA said. In December, a worker was fatally injured on the ramp at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama when the worker was sucked into an engine of an American Airlines regional carrier flight.

(Reporting by David Shepardson)