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Passenger Bridge Wheel Rolls Over Worker's Leg At Newark Airport

The type of jet bridge that rolled over the worker's leg.
The type of jet bridge that rolled over the worker's leg. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Kelly Carruthers-Jensen

A United Airlines employee was hospitalized after the wheel of a passenger bridge rolled over his leg at Newark Airport.

The 34-year-old employee had to be extricated after the wheel of the "jet bridge" at Terminal C's Gate 88 rolled over his leg just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Port Authority's Steve Coleman said.

He was taken to University Hospital in Newark in serious condition, Coleman said.

An investigation was continuing, he said.

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