Tuesday, around 12 Noon, authorities were notified of a dead body being discovered at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. KAMC News reports an accident occurred at the FedEx portion of the airport.  The death isn't being investigated as a homicide, but the FAA and OSHA are investigating how the death occurred.

FedEx officials released a statement on Tuesday afternoon, “We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues affected by the loss of our team member. We are cooperating fully with investigating authorities.“

Also, the Federal Aviation Administration released a brief statement, “We will investigate the accident to determine whether the maintenance was being performed in accordance with approved safety procedures and if the mechanic had received adequate training.”

The identity of the deceased FedEx employee has not been released.

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