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Accident: 944108 - Employee Killed When Caught Between Hangar Door Leaves

Accident: 944108 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 01/06/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1845301901/07/19914581Us Air
At 5:30 a.m. on January 6, 1991, Employee #1 was found caught between two hangar door leaves. There were no witnesses. It is believed that Employee #1 was attempting egress between the hangar door leaves when he contacted the operating controls for one of the leaves. The door was immediately set into motion, catching Employee #1 between the door leaf and the adjacent leaf. Employee #1 was crushed in the approximately 5 1/2 in. space between the doors. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Keywords: control lever, caught between, crushed, door
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18453019 Fatality Other Aircraft mechanics, excluding engine

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