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Accident: 170784433 - Employee Is Struck In Head By Helicopter Rotor Blade

Accident: 170784433 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 07/05/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11991986807/10/20129221Ca Highway Patrol, Northern Division - Redding
On July 5, 2012, Employee #1, a California Highway Patrol, was exiting from a helicopter (Number H-14). The helicopter front was not the same level, and there was an incline, which caused the employee to be struck in the head by the rotor blade. Employee #1 was permitted to egress the helicopter while the engine was running and the rotors were turning. The employee was struck in the head by the rotor blade. Employee #1 was taken to an area hospital suffering a head fracture. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, head, highway, rotor, helicopter, struck by, blade
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119919868 Hospitalized injury Fracture Police and detectives, public service

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