A FATHER has been crushed to death by airplane equipment following a horrific accident in Chicago.
Jijo George, 35, from Des Plaines, was struck while working in the hanger at O’Hare International Airport.
Mr George, a father of one whose wife is also eight-months-pregnant, suffered multiple injuries in the terrifying incident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
It is understood the “aircraft drivable pushback apparatus” at the airport's hanger 764 rolled on top of the airport worker, crushing him beneath.
Chicago police said they were called to the airport around 2:00pm following a report of an unresponsive man beneath a vehicle.
Mr George was taken to Chicago's Resurrection Medical Center, where he died at 3:50pm, authorities said.
His death was ruled an accident.
Kaumudi Online report that Mr George had moved to Chicago from a town in India, Pathanapuram.
Mr George tragically leaves behind his wife, Annie Jose who is eight months pregnant, and their young daughter.
A crowdfunding page has been setup for the young family, with a friend requesting community support following the tragedy.
It reads: ‘This fundraiser is to raise funds for the family of Jijo George from Chicago who tragically passed away in an accident which happened at Chicago Airport (while at work).’
‘His wife, Annie Jose is expecting their second child. Her due date is probably next month.’
'Please pray for this family and for Annie’s smooth delivery and complete strength through the Holy Spirit.’
'As a community, let’s come together to help this family in their time of need.’
So far, $2,817 has been raised for the George family.
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