Romulus — An autopsy has determined that an airline contract employee died of multiple injuries from an accident near a bag belt loader at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Wayne County spokeswoman Mary Mazur said Monday in an email that authorities don’t have formal identification yet but according to preliminary information supplied, the worker is 24-year-old Vondre Gordon of Romulus.

“Multiple injuries/accident” is the cause and manner of death from autopsy performed Saturday said Mazur.

Authorities and Gordon’s employer haven’t said how it happened.

Gordon was hurt about 5 a.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead at 6:42 a.m. at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital.

Airport spokesman Michael Conway said last week that Gordon was getting ready to load items onto a plane bound for Dallas-Fort Worth when the accident occurred.

Des Plaines, Illinois-based Prospect Airport Services says it’s continuing to investigate the accident.

The Associated Press contributed.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140908/METRO01/309080095#ixzz3Cl7VF5AB

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