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Mac’s Safety Space: Don’t let go of the coat

Hospital Safety Insider, February 17, 2011

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I was traveling recently through the middle of the country and had to witness some sort of lock down of one of the gated areas at the airport. I'm not sure what had happened (it was a very cold and blustery morning, so if they were conducting a drill, props to them for not taking the easy route). At any rate, this resulted in a considerable back-up for the security screening process, prompting the use of a gate area that was either completely decommissioned or was awaiting refurbishment.

The security screening area for this "alternative" gate was not equipped with all the latest bells and whistles, but the TSA folks were making the best use of it that they could under the circumstances, and pretty much all the travelers were being well-behaved (could have been unpleasant). After making our way through this checkpoint, we were put on a bus and driven around to the gate area that had been locked down, so my experience was one of a well-oiled machine, but the experiences of some other folks was somewhat less so.

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