As exciting as space missions appear, they are also full of dangers. The team that executes them is not sure about anything until the mission is successful. During this many accidents happen. According to a report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a SpaceX technician suffered a head injury while testing the rocket engine, leaving him in a coma for two months. SpaceX is the company of the world’s billionaire Elon Musk. It is said that on January 18 this year, a technician was checking the pneumatic pressure on the Raptor 2 engine at the company’s factory in California, when the engine’s fuel controller broke down.
Space.com launches OSHA Report In this accident, the technician suffered a fracture in his skull. He ‘was hospitalized in a coma for two months.’ OSHA also fined SpaceX about $ 18,475 (Rs 15 lakh 37 thousand 73) for security breaches. SpaceX has so far remained silent on this matter.
According to Business Insider, the technician has been identified as Francisco Cabada, a Los Angeles resident. A page ‘GoFundMe’ created by Kabada’s family has so far raised more than $50,000 so that their family does not have to go through financial troubles.
Kabada is said to be no longer in a coma, but he still cannot speak. The family and the lawyer involved in the matter say that he cannot survive without the help of the doctor. At the same time, OSHA has imposed a fine on this matter and the investigation is still going on. SpaceX has yet to make a statement to the public or its employees about the incident.
SpaceX’s Raptor 2 engine is a go-to engine for its new Starship rocket and super heavy booster. This is a reusable vehicle. This engine will be used in many upcoming missions. Significantly, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX is preparing several missions in collaboration with the US space agency NASA. The company is also preparing to take ordinary people to the moon, for which it has signed deals worth million dollars with some of the world’s richest people.