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Logan Airport Worker Killed On Tarmac
By Daniel Baxter

January 1, 2014 – On Monday a Logan Airport worker, Herbert F. "Herb" Upton, at 59 lost his life while working on the tarmac when a Ford F-350 ran him over at Logan’s north Cargo area. Upton died from his injuries on the scene.

At about 7:30 PM, Upton who was working for Signature Flight Support was standing behind the Ford F-350 when a coworker, the driver of the vehicle put the F-350 in reverse and stuck Upton resulting in massive head injuries.

The 49 year old driver was overcome with grief was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for observation. As required by law the driver was drug and alcohol tested. His cell phone was also confiscated see if the phone was being used during the accident. The District Attorney’s office said it was likely an accident.


Logan's Director of Aviation, Ed Freni said "On behalf of the Logan Airport community, I want to extend my condolences to the family of Herbert Upton. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and coworkers."

Upton was a resident of Melrose. He was a retired pilot with Signature Aviation and six months ago gained employment with Signature Flight Support which operates at 100 airports worldwide.



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