Thursday, December 21, 2006

Baby is sent through X-ray machine at LAX

A woman going through security at Los Angeles International Airport put her month-old grandson into a plastic bin intended for carry-on items and slid it into an X-ray machine.

The early Saturday accident — bizarre but not unprecedented — caught airport workers by surprise, even though the security line was not busy at the time, officials said.

A screener watching the machine's monitor immediately noticed the outline of a baby and pulled the bin backward on the conveyor belt.

The infant was taken to Centinela Hospital, where doctors determined that he had not received a dangerous dose of radiation.
Lovely. Talk about having a "senior moment"!



Luke Cage said...

What? I mean... WHAAAAAT????

A Army Of (Cl)One said...

well with health care cost being so high, can you blame her for trying to get a cheap cat-scan for the kid. :)