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posted by on Saturday January 07 2017, @11:29PM   Printer-friendly
from the not-a-window-seat dept.

Investopedia reports:

A week after United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) settled a lawsuit over baggage handler workplace injuries, a United worker was locked in an airplane's cargo hold.

The Washington Post reports that the worker spent over an hour locked in an airplane traveling from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Washington, D.C., on the afternoon of Jan. 1. The flight was operated by Mesa Airlines, an airline operating regional feeder flights for United and American Airlines Group Inc.

[...] The worker was unharmed in the incident and told The Washington Post that he was advised by his lawyer not to discuss the incident.

Less than a week earlier, on Dec. 27, United Airlines announced it settled a lawsuit brought by its baggage handlers. The workers alleged more than 600 musculoskeletal workplace injuries between 2011 and 2015.


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by wonkey_monkey on Saturday January 07 2017, @11:42PM

    by wonkey_monkey (279) on Saturday January 07 2017, @11:42PM (#450887) Homepage

    Days After United Settlement, Baggage Handler Locked in Cargo Hold on NC-to-DC Flight

    Less than a week earlier, on Dec. 27, United Airlines announced it settled a lawsuit brought by its baggage handlers. The workers alleged more than 600 musculoskeletal workplace injuries between 2011 and 2015.

    Musculoskeletal injuries? So nothing to do with lax cargo hold procedures, or anything like that?

    I'm really not sure what someone wants to infer from this.

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  • (Score: 2) by chromas on Saturday January 07 2017, @11:53PM

    by chromas (34) Subscriber Badge on Saturday January 07 2017, @11:53PM (#450894) Journal

    Punishment for snitching. This was just a warning. Next time, they'll drop him off in the middle of the sky with balloon boots.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Saturday January 07 2017, @11:56PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday January 07 2017, @11:56PM (#450895) Homepage Journal

    Musculoskeletal injuries. It just means that after a hard day's work, they have to go home and rub some Ben Gay on tired, sore muscles. Err - wait - can we say that anymore? Is Ben Gay politically correct? Maybe it's Benji Queer now? Fek, I can't keep up with the changing times.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2017, @12:08AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2017, @12:08AM (#450898)

      I religiously object to using Ben Gay.

    • (Score: 2) by davester666 on Sunday January 08 2017, @08:23AM

      by davester666 (155) on Sunday January 08 2017, @08:23AM (#450974)

      Rainbow Benji!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2017, @03:04AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2017, @03:04AM (#450926)

    You expected something sane?!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2017, @06:33AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 08 2017, @06:33AM (#450961)

      This item made the front page because there wasn't anything more interesting in the queue.

      There wasn't anything more interesting in the queue because folks spent all their time whining rather that submitting better, more interesting stuff.

      ...and I'm sure that your fellow laborers are all thankful for your wonderful show of solidarity and are hoping that you don't see a similar lack of concern for your wellbeing at your workplace.

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