Dec 20, 2006

The good news is your lungs look good!

Woman Puts Baby Through Airport X-Ray
By Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - A woman mistakenly put her 1-month-old grandson through an X-ray machine at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

A startled security worker noticed the shape of a child on the carry-on baggage screening monitor and immediately pulled him out, the Los Angeles Times reported for a story in Wednesday's editions.

The infant was taken to a local hospital, where doctors determined he did not receive a dangerous dose of radiation.

"This was an innocent mistake by an obviously inexperienced traveler," said Paul Haney, deputy executive director of airports and security for the city's airport agency.

The incident happened early Saturday, airport officials said.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:28 AM

    When I arranged to transport my cat in a carry on, the person on the phone told me that I should put the cat carrier on the conveyor. When we did it the security guy flipped and acted like we were nuts or something. Our response was a typical, "Duh, I was just doin' what I was told."
    Actually, it would have been better to radiate the cat than the experience of taking it out, carrying it through, then (ouch) shoving it back in! Maybe the lady's grandchild bites or something.