Mechanic suffers sore knee from work on helicopter

Safety Alert Type: 
Workers
Location: 
Gold River, BC
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2013-10-18
Company Name: 
Canadian Air-Crane Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

While working in the cockpit of the helicopter a mechanic had been kneeling for an extended period of time while working on the collective.

Later that evening the worker noted that his knee began to feel sore. The next day when the worker was climbing off the helicopter he felt considerable pain in his knee and went to the clinic to have it checked out.

It was recommended that he take some time off to rest and allow his knee to heal.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

When working from a kneeling position for any duration always use a kneeling pad, knee pads or the use of other items to provide protection for your knees.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Canadian Air-Crane Ltd (604) 940-1715 or email: safety@air-crane.ca

 

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