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Accident: 170697890 - Employee'S Arm Injured When Struck By Rotating Aircraft Prop

Accident: 170697890 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 09/25/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11190421510/15/19924581Serv-Air, Inc.
On September 28, 1992, Employee #1 was working as an aircraft mechanic for Serv-Air Inc., Redding, CA. He was doing maintenance work on an 0-2A type aircraft when he walked in front of a stopped propeller. He reached out with his right hand and touched the propeller, which rotated slightly. The engine fired once and the propeller struck Employee #1 on the right arm, causing lacerations and fractures. Investigation found Employee #1 well-trained and experienced; however, he had previously attempted to start the aircraft, inadvertently leaving the magnetos on. This allowed the engine to fire when the propeller was moved. No accident-related violations were found.
Keywords: fracture, rotating parts, laceration, aircraft propeller, struck by, arm, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111904215 Hospitalized injury Fracture Aircraft engine mechanics

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