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Ohio woman hospitalized after propeller hits head

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been hospitalized after she walked into a spinning airplane propeller at a southwest Ohio skydiving business.

Middletown Fire Capt. Jeff Spaulding says the woman suffered severe head injuries. She was flown Sunday to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports (http://bit.ly/1oNomLJ ) she is a longtime employee of Start Skydiving. It operates near Middletown Regional Airport.

Owner John Hart says it's the first time the business has had such an accident. He says it can be difficult to see fast-spinning propeller blades.

The woman's name and other information weren't released immediately.

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