AÂ 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 â€” bizarre but not unprecedented â€” 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.
Officials, who declined to release the 56-year-old woman’s name, said she spoke Spanish and apparently did not understand English.