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Accident: 99300.015 - Employee Sustains Fractures To Arm And Wrist With Later Ampu

Accident: 99300.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 08/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1266290.01509/05/2017Aar Landing Gear Llc
At 8:20 p.m. on August 28, 2017, Employee #1 and a coworker were attempting to remove a jammed hydraulic metering pin from the aircraft landing gear strut. The coworker was pressurizing the strut from the opposite end with a pneumatic air hose, which was pressurized to approximately 120 psi. The jammed component was violently dislodged by the air pressure, and broke both arms and wrist of the employee, who was attempting to remove the jammed component with his hands. Employee #1 was hospitalized and later had his arm amputated.
Keywords: struck by, jammed, amputation, hydraulic tool, air hose, arm, aircraft, air pressure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1266290.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Aircraft mechanics, excluding engine

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