Pittsburgh Airport Worker Loses Leg, Firm Ordered To Pay Workers’ Comp

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – An appeals court says an aviation company was wrong to reject a workers’ compensation claim from a woman who lost her leg on the job.

Starr Aviation had said Modesty Colquitt wasn’t entitled to compensation because she wasn’t working when she flipped a luggage tug at Pittsburgh International Airport in September 2014.

Colquitt was driving the tug to meet her mother, who was bringing her food. Colquitt, who was then 21, ended up losing her leg below the knee in the crash.

The company had argued Colquitt’s injury wasn’t work-related because she was driving to meet her mother. A workers compensation board disagreed, granting Colquitt full disability benefits.

Pennlive.com reports the Commonwealth Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by Starr Aviation in the case.

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One Comment

  1. David Colton says:

    What a POS company Starr Aviation must be. On my list of companies to NEVER do business with. I know of chicken cr*p like this from my years in the deep south. But, in a union city? Looks like responsibility of companies to their employees has gone way down hill in the 30 years I was gone.

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