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Accident: 201572963 - Employee Is Killed By Flying Fan Blade

Accident: 201572963 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 08/26/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30899974708/29/20054222Paoli Farmers Co-Op Elevator Company
On August 26, 2005, Employee #1 installed a fan from a discarded heater into a leaf blower's motor. When the motor was plugged into a receptacle in the wall to test it, the fan blades shattered and propelled towards Employee #1, striking him in the neck. The blade cut into his carotid artery and jugular vein, causing him to bleed to death.
Keywords: fan blade, laceration, neck, struck by, artery, flying object, hand tool
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308999747 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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