PHILADELPHIA – A mortuary worker who allegedly suffered serious knee injuries when picking up a body at Philadelphia International Airport has filed a lawsuit against both a cargo transport business and Delta Airlines.

Donald Collins of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 26 versus Worldwide Flight Services of Irving, Texas, Worldwide Fight Services, Inc. of Philadelphia and Delta Airlines, Inc. of Atlanta.

“On or about Feb. 2, 2016, plaintiff was picking up a package at the Philadelphia International Airport from defendant Delta at approximately 9 p.m. He was picking up a body that had been transported from another facility via Delta Airlines, Inc. While picking up the body, plaintiff was caused to sustain injury in or about his right knee when an agent of defendant was operating equipment while moving the casket. While doing so, it was operated in such a fashion that it came into contact with plaintiff, causing him injury to his right knee. As a result of injury sustained in this accident, plaintiff has been caused to undergo a course of medical treatment to his great detriment and loss,” the suit states.

Collins avers the defendants failed to properly load and move the cargo, failed to properly train their employees of loading and moving of cargo and allowed the cargo to come into contact with plaintiff who was standing in a stationary position at the time, among other charges.

For counts of negligence versus each defendant, the plaintiff is seeking damages not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Bryan A. George in Huntingdon Valley.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180103415

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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