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Demands of the job strain airport screeners, air security

The suitcase rolling toward airport screener Bridget Cotton on the knee-high conveyor belt at Louisville International last July looked like it would weigh 35 pounds. But as she scooped it up, pain shot through her, and she found out it was a 75-pounder. “It was like somebody took a knife and jabbed it right into my lower back,” says Cotton, 36, one of 45,000 federal screeners who check airline passengers and their luggage for weapons and explosives. The bag didn’t contain anything threatening – but it caused plenty of harm to Cotton, who has been on workers’ compensation for seven months with a lower back sprain. Full Story

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