I have a stupid fear of ceiling fan falls on me while I'm asleep . Does anyone know if there has ever been a report of someone getting hurt or killed by a fall on them in bed ? This is a serious question , I have to overcome fear
#1CherryAnswered at 2013-02-21 17:54:15
Now you're scaring me , I have one on my bed.I can not sleepwithout that hummmm . However, those things are damn heavy.I not know about you , but I 'm moving my bed . If theere was a report or Coul not always be a first time .
#2shaiAnswered at 2013-06-18 18:18:13
Well, it depends on how heavy the fan is I guess. Most places I see a fan over the bed, it wouldn't hit you in head - which would be my biggest worry. Most fans seem to be mounted over where your legs would be, and I doubt most fans are heavy enough to cause any serious injuries if they fell on you. The worst that would happen is you get cut if the fan had lights on it, which broke when they fell.
However, there's really nothing to worry about. Ceiling fans are attached to one of the beams running through your ceiling with very large strong screws. Even if the screws holding the fan to the ceiling suddenly failed, the fan itself is also connected to the short and thick electrical wires in the ceiling, so at the VERY worst, you'll hear the fan falling out of the ceiling, only to have it stopped while it dangles above the bed by its wires. Even if you have a heavier fan that causes the wire splices to break apart, the noise of the fan coming out of the ceiling, spinning and swinging wildly by its wires should give you plenty of time to get out of the bed and out of the way before the thing comes unconnected altogether and lands on your bed.
Pretty much, for the fan to entirely fall, all 4 or 6 long screws AND the 3 wires (each 1/8" thick copper electrical wiring) connected to the fan must simultaneously and catastrophically fail. It's just not going to happen.
If your fan DOES fall, it's probably going to be due to a much larger, more serious problem - like a devastating earth quake, or a meteor just fell on your house. You have a better chance of hitting the state lottery than having a meteor of any size hit your house, much less one that's large enough to cause enough damage to knock your fan out of the ceiling.