Alaska Airlines Fined for Unsafe Working Conditions at SeaTac

By Paul Riegler on 7 March 2016
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An Alaska Airlines plane in Seattle

An Alaska Airlines plane in Seattle

Alaska Airlines and its ground-handling contractor were cited for unsafe working conditions Monday.

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries issued multiple citations to Alaska Airlines and Menzies Aviation, which provides passenger, ramp, and cargo services for the airline.

The investigation revealed that Alaska failed to both provide safety equipment and put other safeguards into place that would make the workplace less hazardous for ramp agents.

The agency found that Menzies employees have an injury rate that is four times higher than others in their risk class. The company was fined $62,000 for 16 violations of state workplace health and safety laws.

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