During the last three decades, Charlotte has transformed into a global business hub. Varying industries from banking, energy, hospitality and airline have benefited. Pre-COVID-19, numerous business travelers congregated at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, arriving in the city to discuss business deals. Tourists came, too.
But the pandemic has slowed down things. Despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, passengers today are gradually returning to Charlotte’s airport. This means work continues for in-flight, gate and ground crews within the airline industry. And this also means many such workers remain exposed to work-related hazards causing injuries that can sideline from weeks or months. Deaths also can occur.
COVID-19 is just another job hazard added to the list of threats faced by airline workers. In-flight and gate crews are the most susceptible because of their close contact with passengers. Here is a list of some of the types of injuries faced by airline workers:
It takes a village of airline workers to keep an airport’s operations humming. However, breakdowns, sometimes, occur within this worker link caused by injuries. Safety and awareness are crucial.