Tragic Work Accident Takes Life of IAM Member at Toronto Airport

IAM Local 2323 member Ian Henrey was killed on the job at Toronto Pearson International Airport on April 22, 2016.

The ramp at Toronto Pearson International Airport is still a somber place following a tragic accident that took the life of IAM Local 2323 member Ian Henrey on April 22, 2016.

“Our thoughts and our prayers go out to his family and his co-workers,” said IAM Transportation District 140 President and General Chairperson Fred Hospes.

Henrey, 24, an Air Canada Station Attendant, was killed when the baggage tractor he was driving flipped, ejecting him onto the tarmac around 11:20 p.m. Friday. Henrey was recently engaged to be married and had worked for Air Canada for just over nine months.

Peel Regional Police say the investigation into the accident will be handled by Human Resources Skills Development Canada because it occurred at the airport, which is under federal jurisdiction. The IAM will wait until the investigation has been concluded and the results have been revealed before making further comment.  

Funeral arrangements for Henrey have yet to be announced.