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OSHA investigates LAX for worker fatality

Author: Pressroom

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The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is now the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

An initial report indicated that an LAX baggage worker had a heart attack while at work; however, workplace safety inspectors have now opened an investigation into the fatality.

According to the accident report, paramedics found the worker unconscious at the scene and were unable to revive him. The worker was driving a baggage tug to pick up a dolly at an LAX ramp station when the incident occurred.

Menzies Aviation USA Inc., which is based in the United Kingdom and who employed the worker, was issued multiple citations in June 2013 – that included $94,550 in proposed penalties.

Cal/OSHA spokeswoman Kathleen Hennessy said that the citations include at least two safety-related violations that were classified as “serious” and one classified as “willful serious.”

OSHA imposes serious penalties for workplace incidents – regardless of whether the work was performed by the company, one of its contractors, or a supplier.

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SOURCE: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lax-worker-death-20140225,0,4636968.story#ixzz2udbb63E5

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