JAMAICA, Queens -- Delta Air Lines is investigating after one of their employees was killed at JFK Airport on Wednesday.
According to officials with the Port Authority, a tug operator was hit by his own tug at the Terminal 4 ramp side around 3:30 p.m.
Sources tell ABC 7 Chicago sister station, WABC, he got off the tug to hook up a cart to it, but it somehow slipped into gear and ran over him.
Co-workers used a forklift to get the tug off him, but he could not be saved.
Delta said they are conducting a full investigation and released the following statement:
"The Delta team is grieving today following the loss of one of our own. We are extremely saddened by the passing of a JFK below-wing employee and have extended our full support to his family and colleagues during this incredibly difficult time."
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Delta Air Lines tug operator at JFK Airport killed on the job, officials say