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Accident: 14396931 - Employee Killed When Struck By Airplane Propeller

Accident: 14396931 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 09/27/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10234053609/29/19874581Sat-Air, Inc.
Employee #1 was involved in an aircraft training exercise. His supervisor, the pilot of the aircraft, requested that he and a coworker remove the chocks from the aircraft wheels. Employee #1 removed the chocks from under the left wing and the coworker removed the chocks from under the right wing. As Employee #1 went forward to remove the chocks from under the nose wheel of the aircraft, he attempted to walk between the propeller on the pilot's side and the main body of the aircraft. Employee #1 was killed when the turning propeller struck the left side of his skull and upper body.
Keywords: aircraft, clearance, work rules, skull, aircraft propeller, struck by, untrained, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102340536 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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