September 23rd, 2009
06:09 PM ET
5 years ago

Time for hazard pay at the UNGA?

Reuters photographer Kevin LaMarque suffered a minor injury when a tent fell and left a gash in his forehead.
Reuters photographer Kevin LaMarque suffered a minor injury when a tent fell and left a gash in his forehead.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Reporters traveling with the President of the United States may be surrounded by some of the tightest security on the planet, but White House reporting can still be downright hazardous sometimes, sort of.

Case in point: as the White House travel pool raced around New York City on Wednesday following President Obama during his visit to the United Nations, Reuters photographer Kevin LaMarque suffered a minor injury when a tent fell and left a gash in his forehead.

The photographer received immediate medical attention from U.S. Secret Service agents, and was later examined by White House doctors. Invisible stitches were applied, as was a SpongeBob SquarePants band-aid.


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