An entrepreneur at a California airport was killed Tuesday night after the explosion of a jet-bridge tire he was working on, authorities said.
The two contractors at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana were at the airline's workshop when the 4-foot-tall tire broke off around 11:20. Tuesday, reported FOX11. The tire was intended for the reaction bridge, which connects the aircraft to the terminal to allow passengers and crew members to board and exit an aircraft without walking outdoors.
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An airport spokesman said the tire explosion triggered the fire alarm and workshop sprinklers.
Members of the fire and paramedics team from the airport to the airport rushed to the scene, where the unidentified contractor was declared dead.
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The second contractor refused medical care, reported FOX11.
The cause of the tire explosion is unclear and officials are investigating this incident. No flights were touched.