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Boyette v. Trans World Airlines, Inc.
Citation:954 S.W.2d 350 (Mo. App. 1997)
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The plaintiff’s son and a group of co-workers took an airplane flight from Memphis to Sioux City, with a change of planes in St. Louis. Prior to the departure from Memphis, the sone had at least two drinks containing alcohol. During a ground delay in Memphis and in the air, the son consumed six more alcoholic drinks. Once the son arrived in St. Louis, he deplaned. The son eventually passed under a yellow rope and climbed onto a luggage tug that was idling on the tarmac. Airport security was dispatched. After learning that security had been dispatched, the son slid off the tug and entered the terminal without further incident. After the son left, airport staff called off security. However, once inside the airport the son stole an electronic golf cart. An airport employee eventually chased the son. The son into a cleaning room that had been left unlocked. This room contained a small door leading to a trash chute that, in turn, led to a trash compactor 10 feet below. Inside the compactor was an electric eye that, if blocked for more than 8 seconds would begin to compact all trash inside. The compactor turned on and compacted the son’s body, killing him.
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