DFW Airport Death Caused By Negligence Of Truck Driver

March 19, 2012
By William K. Berenson on March 19, 2012 1:47 PM |

An employee working for LSG Sky Chefs was senselessly killed at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport on Sunday when he was hit by his own company's truck.

This kind of driving is inexcusable and must be stopped.

The victim, Faustino Delapaz, 53, who lived in Dallas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision occurred about 6:45 a.m. at the loading dock of the LSG Sky Chefs catering facility on the south side of the airport.

Mr. Delapaz was on the south side of the building when he was hit by a large Sky Chefs catering truck.

"It's the kitchen area of the company where they load the trucks with the food," said airport spokesman David MagaƱa. "The trucks then go to the planes and load them up."

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the man who was killed. But collisions like this should not be allowed to happen. I call on LSG Sky Chefs and all companies to hire and train more responsible drivers, monitor traffic at loading docks and on the road, and enforce their safety rules and regulations - or face the consequences.