Mechanic Safety Has Improved, But Significant Risks Remain

OSHA has recorded more than 30 severe injuries to aircraft mechanics over the last seven years due to falls from various heights.

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The topic of safety in aircraft maintenance tends to focus on that of aircraft and passengers, but there is another side to this important value: the safety of aircraft mechanics themselves. Safety is important to mechanics, of course, but also to shops and airlines, which must bear the financial...

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