JFK Worker Severs Finger on Baggage Belt

The 56-year-old mechanic from Long Island was about to make a repair when he tripped and fell, and his hand landed on the baggage belt

Monday, Jul 16, 2012  |  Updated 9:24 PM EDT
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JFK Worker Severs Finger on Baggage Belt

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A mechanic at Kennedy Airport severed his finger on a baggage belt while he was beginning a repair Monday morning, authorities say.

The 56-year-old mechanic, who performs maintenance on baggage belts at the airport, was in the process of beginning a repair in Terminal 1 when he tripped and fell, said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman.

His hand landed on a baggage belt, which severed his left index finger entirely, said Coleman. He was taken to Belleve Hospital 

The mechanic, who works for Oxford Tech Services, was identified as Berto Duran of Valley Stream.

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