To a passenger at Denver International Airport, the baggage handling process may appear seamless. The passenger drops a bag at the ticket counter, and if all goes well, it shows up at the passenger’s destination as if by magic. But airport workers know what really happens behind the scenes. They know all too well about the physical effort that’s required to get a suitcase from one airport to another, and about the injuries that airport workers can suffer as they perform their daily work duties.
Eley Law Firm has prepared three blog posts about injuries that airport workers can suffer as they handle bags, suitcases, boxes, and odd-shaped items during the baggage loading and unloading process. The first of these blog posts focuses on baggage handling injuries at the ticket counter. Subsequent posts will cover injuries in the bag make-up room and at the ramp.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created an e-tool covering work injuries resulting from airport baggage handling procedures. It’s worthwhile reading for any airport worker who is involved in the baggage handling process.