Do you have the horrible fear that one day, the ceiling fan will be spinning off its way down and hurt you? Well, this particular ceiling fan did just that and almost got this nurse’s life.
A nurse was injured by a ceiling fan when she was working as a school’s dentist assistant in Skudai, Johor Bahru.
According to Berita Harian, state health director Dr Selahudden Abd Aziz said the incident happened last Tuesday (Apr 16) in a school’s treatment room.
“I was informed that the victim is a health service assistant (PPK) from Taman Ungku Tun Aminah Dental Clinic (TUTA) Skudai.
“However, her injuries were not serious and she has received treatment at the Outpatient Unit in Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA).
“She was given a further day off to have a complete recovery,” he said during an interview on Saturday.
He believed that the nurse’s injuries were caused by a ceiling fan from the treatment room. One of the blades from ceiling fan may have broken before hitting the nurse.
Dr Selahudden added that the ceiling fan was reported to be an outdated one and another of its blade has been removed.
The director also addressed the rumours that have been spreading on social media, which claimed that the entirety of the ceiling fan fell on the nurse.
“Our officers contacted the victim and are investigating the situation as it involved with one of our civil servants,” he said.
The case is being investigated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Since the incident, the pictures of the incident went viral on social media.
Netizens have all come together to express one of everyone’s childhood biggest fears: a spinning fan falling onto our head and slice us in pieces.
“Here I am now watching the fan spinning above… In my heart, I am praying ‘Dear God, please protect me while I’m asleep'”, one wrote.
Another netizen said, “This is the reason why I didn’t like sitting under the fan during primary school, never knew this will actually happen.”
We wish the nurse a speedy recovery and hope that the school authorities will run a check on all the fans.
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