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A Canadian amputee is petitioning to have his case heard by the Canadian Human Rights Commission after an official with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) at a Calgary airport confiscated the batteries needed to power his portable scooter, according to CNN affiliate CBC.

Stearn Hodge lost his left arm and right leg in a workplace accident in 1984 and uses a scooter powered by lithium batteries to get around. He can wear a prosthetic leg, but not for long because of the risk of infection, according to the outlet.
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In 2017, Hodge was traveling to Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his wife for their 43rd wedding anniversary when a CATSA security agent at the Calgary International Airport and a representative from United Airlines told him it was unsafe to fly with his scooter’s $2,000 battery and its spare.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/01/health/amputee-airline-batteries-confiscated-trnd/index.html

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