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Accident: 201572815 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Fire Supression Cylinder

Accident: 201572815 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 01/30/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30752815801/31/20054724United Airlines
At approximately 12:59 p.m. on January 30, 2005, Employee #1, a maintenance mechanic, was emptying halon from an aircraft engine fire suppression cylinder by applying a current to the squib. The squib ignited and caused an immediate release of the halon which propelled the cylinder toward the employee. He was struck in the head and killed by the cylinder.
Keywords: head, cylinder, compressed gas, mechanic, laceration, struck by, flying object, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307528158 Fatality Cut/Laceration Aircraft mechanics, excluding engine

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