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Accident: 201164084 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Flying Object

Accident: 201164084 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 08/12/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12605897308/20/20027539Sunset Carburators
At approximately 10:51 a.m. on August 12, 2002, Employee #1 reinstalled a carburetor on an automobile and was increasing the engine speed to see how the carburetor was functioning. He leaned over the engine and a blade of the fan broke and struck him in the armpit, causing him to bleed profusely. He was transported to a hospital, but died en route from loss of blood.
Keywords: fan blade, repair, automotive repair, loss of blood, mechanic, laceration, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126058973 Fatality Cut/Laceration Automobile mechanics

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