Alert 00 – 25 Amputation – Fan Blade


A mechanic was attempting to rig up a chain hoist above an engine to assist him in changing out the power pack. He attempted to climb onto the engine when he reached above to get a handhold on the exhaust fan housing and pull himself up. When he grabbed the fan housing, his fingertips extended into the housing. The turning fan blades amputated one finger and injured another.

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