A SpaceX integration technician suffered a fractured skull during a January rocket test and was placed in a coma for months, according to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) report.

  SpaceX's Raptor 2 Engine
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SpaceX has also been fined more than $18,400 by OSHA for its role in two safety violations related to the incident. The OSHA case remains open, but one penalty is currently rated the highest level of "serious."

Francisco Cabada, who has worked with SpaceX for over a decade, was performing checks on the new Raptor V2 engine on Jan. 18 when a plate flew off a valve under maximum pressure knocking Cabada unconscious.

According to the OSHA report, this was the first time an automated program was used during a pressure check operation.

Cabada also suffered injuries to the upper lower extremities and respiratory system. He is no longer in a coma but is still unable to communicate, requires 24/7 medical assistance and remains in the hospital.

His sister-in-law currently has a GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $51,000, with hundreds of donations from SpaceX employees.

SpaceX has not issued a public statement.

The Raptor V2 engine is a part of the highly anticipated Starship SN15.

According to SpaceX, Starship SN15 will be a "fully reusable transportation system designed to carry crew and cargo on long-duration interplanetary flights and help humanity return to the Moon and travel to Mars and beyond."