Worker Killed at DFW Airport After Being Struck by Skylink Train

A 54-year-old maintenance worker was killed at DFW International Airport early Wednesday morning after he was struck by a Skylink train car, an airport spokesman said.

Kenneth Wade of Hutchins was transported to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine after he was struck by the train car shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Wade was an employee of Bombardier, which built and maintains the Skylink system that connects the airport’s five terminals.

Airport spokesman David Magaña said that airport police are investigating the incident, and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also expected to conduct a review.

“DFW Airport extends its deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of a Bombardier employee who died after he was struck by a Skylink train car shortly after 1:00 AM Wednesday,” Magaña said in a prepared statement.

The train system was taken out of service for two hours Wednesday morning, Magaña said.

A Bombardier spokeswoman said the company is cooperating with authorities but declined to provide more information about the incident due to the ongoing investigation.

“We are deeply saddened by this accident,” spokeswoman Maryanne Roberts said in a prepared statement. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Wade’s family and with our employees at the DFW site.”