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.