Authorities today said that the death of private company worker at Boston’s Logan Airport Monday night was an accident and not the result of a criminal act.
In a statement, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office today said the victim was a 59-year-old Melrose man. Public safety officials would not release his name because the incident has been deemed an accident.
According to prosecutors, the man and a co-worker for a flight support company were working on the tarmac at Logan’s north cargo area around 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The co-worker was behind the wheel of a Ford F-350, modified for work at an airport, and started driving the truck in reverse.
The victim, standing behind the truck, was struck by the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries at the scene, prosecutors said.
The driver was overcome with grief and shock and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital, prosecutors said.
The driver underwent mandatory drug and alcohol testing, but investigators will have to get a court order before obtaining the results. His cellphone was also seized.
While the investigation is continuing, prosecutors concluded that there “was no immediate indication that the driver was impaired or distracted.’’