A Winner Aviation Corp. employee was killed Monday at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in what police are treating as an industrial accident.

The victim was identified as 71-year-old Paul R. Wiscott, a line service technician.

Vienna police said the accident occurred between 9 and 9:30 a.m. at the 2 North Terminal at the airport. Wiscott was called on to service an incoming aircraft shortly after 9 a.m. and another employee found him crushed between a hangar metal door and a wall.

A statement issued by Chuck Johnson, Winner Aviation’s manager of aviation services development, said Wiscott had been employed at the airport since 1965, starting out with Becket Aviation, which was bought by AeroServices in the mid-1980s. Winner Aviation bought the company in 1995.

Wiscott was responsible for fueling aircraft, Johnson said, and moving airplanes in and out of hangars.

“Winner Aviation Corp. extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Paul Wiscott,’’ Johnson said. “He will be deeply missed by his co-workers and friends.’’

Police said the coroner is investigating whether Wiscott had a medical condition before the accident.

The hangar is owned by Western Reserve Port Authority, which operates the airport.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.



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