While waiting for his flight to Knoxville, Tennessee, on Monday, AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, witnessed something a bit bizarre out the window of Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
As shown in his tweeted video below, which has received over 17 million views as of Wednesday morning, a catering cart lost control and started doing donuts. Several airport employees gathered around the out-of-control circulating cart looking for a way to divert it as the cart inched closer and closer to the plane parked at the gate. Eventually, an employee ran another vehicle into the whirling cart and food trays spilled out on to the tarmac at Chicago O’Hare.
Crazy event at ORD. Heads up safety move by a ramp worker! pic.twitter.com/SQi5zB0Ooz
— Kevin Klauer DO, EJD (@Emergidoc) September 30, 2019
“As an emergency physician, I’m accustomed to taking care of people who get injured during incidents like this. Watching this situation unfold was funny at first, and then the danger became clear,” Dr. Klauer said. “When the quick-thinking worker finally stopped the cart, everyone watching from the gate started cheering.”
Many major news outlets have covered the story of the out-of-control cart and Dr. Klauer’s viral video, including CNN, MSN.com, CBS Chicago, Washington Post, Fox 32 Chicago, WGN News, Chicago Tribune and Time. To continue keeping up with Dr. Klauer, follow him on Twitter.