4 Sickened from Carbon Dioxide Leak at Los Angeles International Airport
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2022) — Four people were sickened from a Carbon Dioxide leak Monday morning at Terminal 8 in the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
One of the four injured people is listed in “grave condition,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The LAFD reported the incident about 7 a.m. on Oct. 31st in the Terminal 8 United Airlines baggage area.
There are three patients experiencing mild distress and one fighting for their life. The fire department did not mention the age, gender or identity of those they treated. It’s also unknown if they are LAX employees or travelers.
Meanwhile, a fire department hazardous materials team was at the scene to investigate the gas leak.
Authorities closed down the area where the incident happened in Terminal 8 during the investigation.
Finally, United Airlines flights heading to LAX were held at their airport origin until the hazmat situation is over.
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