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Accident: 670687 - Struck By Aircraft Propeller Blade

Accident: 670687 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/31/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
274837401/06/19864522Million Air Chicago
AT 9:32 AM ON DECEMBER 31, 1985, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ON THE FLIGHT LINE WHEN HE WAS INSTRUCTED TO TAKE A MICROPHONE TO AIRCRAFT 17500HA. HE APPROACHED THE AIRCRAFT FROM THE REAR. HE APPARENTLY MISJUDGED THE DISTANCE TO THE RIGHT PROPELLER AND WALKED INTO IT. HE WAS KILLED. DEATH WAS CAUSED BY A MASSIVE SKULL FRACTURE, LACERATION OF THE BRAIN, FRACTURE OF THE SPINE, LACERATION OF BOTH LUNGS AND A FRACTURE DISLOCATION OF THE RIGHT SHOULDER JOINT.
Keywords: aircraft, fracture, lung, shoulder, spine, skull, aircraft propeller, struck by, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2748374 Fatality Amputation Aircraft engine mechanics

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