Atlanta airport worker killed; trapped under lift

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Associated Press

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 2:01 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 3 at 2:02 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — A spokesman at Atlanta's airport says a worker was killed after becoming trapped for hours under a hydraulic lift in a cargo area.

John Kennedy said late Tuesday the man's body has been removed from under the lift. Fulton County medical examiner's office investigator Laura Salm identified him as 29-year-old Eric Lee of Cartersville.

Atlanta fire Capt. Jolyon Bundrige says rescuers worked for more than two hours to try and free him. A helicopter was on stand-by to take him to a hospital.

But Kennedy confirmed later that he didn't survive.

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