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LAX Employee Killed After Being Run Over By Own Luggage Cart

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An employee at LAX was killed this morning when he was run over by the luggage cart he was driving.

The employee, a man in his 50s, was working on the tarmac at around 5 a.m. this morning when he fell off the cart, ABC 7 reports. The unmanned cart then ran him over, killing him. It's currently unclear if he suffered some kind of medical issue or if he simply lost control. His identity has not been made public.

The incident happened on the Romeo service road and the cart came to a stop near LAFD Station 80, where paramedics were unable to revive the man. It appeared to be a one-vehicle accident, and no other employees were involved, according to an LAX statement. An investigation is ongoing.