Employee Killed in Accident At Tulsa's Spirit Aerosystems
March 19, 2010 NewsOn6.com TULSA, OK –Â The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has identified the Spirit Aerosystems worker who diedÂ Friday in an industrial accident outside the company facilityÂ atÂ Tulsa International Airport. Â Â TCSO says theÂ man was 58-year-oldÂ Roger Brooner. Â The accident happenedÂ at about 9 a.m. when BroonerÂ was underÂ the cab of aÂ semiÂ truck working on its air brake system, according to Sergeant Eric Kitch of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. Â “Somehow the truck went mobile and went over the top of him,” Kitch said. Â According to Tulsa Fire Acting Administrative Chief Bill French, no one witnessed the accident, but a worker on scene saysÂ the type of truck involved is notorious for popping into and out of gear. Â The fire crew on the scene reportedÂ that the truck dragged Brooner in aÂ circle before striking a Chevy Malibu, pushing the car up against a building and bringingÂ the truckÂ to aÂ halt. Â The Sheriff’s Department said it isÂ assisting in the investigation with OSHA, but by all appearances it was an unfortunate industrial accident. Â Spirit Aerosystems manufactures airplane parts, including portions of Boeing commercial and military aircraft.Â The accident took place near Building 4 where the company performs maintenance on its vehicles.
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