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Accident: 14422083 - Employee Killed By Shrapnel From Broken Helicopter Blade

Accident: 14422083 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 01/19/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11600241102/21/19961623Irby Construction Company
A power line worker was tied off to a transmission tower to install rigging for the installation of an overhead power line. He had gained access to the tower by helicopter. As the helicopter pulled away, the rotor blade hit the tower. Shrapnel from the broken blade struck the employee, killing him.
Keywords: aircraft, helicopter, aircraft propeller, elec utility work, struck by, flying object, transmission tower
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116002411 Fatality Cut/Laceration Electrical power installers and repairers

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