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Federally Led Accident Investigation Reports

Includes Pre-March 2011 Type A Reports

September 1, 1998
Type A Accident Investigation Board Report of the July 28, 1998, Fatality and Multiple Injuries Resulting from Release of Carbon Dioxide at Building 648, Test Reactor Area, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory

This report is an independent product of the Type A Accident Investigation Board appointed by Peter N. Brush, Acting Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (EH-1).

September 11, 1997
Type A Accident Investigation Report on the June 25, 1997, Contractor Inspector Fatality on the Satsop-Aberdeen #2 & #3 230 kV Line

On June 27, 1997, I established a Type-A Accident Investigation Board to investigate the June 25, 1997 fatal contractor accident which occurred on BPA’s Satsop-Aberdeen #2 and #3 230-kV transmission lines right-of-way.

June 1, 1997
Type A Accident Investigation Board Report of the April 25, 1997, Contractor Fatality on the Olympia-White River #1 230 kV Line

On April 25, 1997, at approximately 1510 hours, a lineman for Great Southwestern Construction Inc. was fatally electrocuted when he came in direct contact with a deenergized 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission power line conductor which contained an induced voltage.

April 1, 1997
Type A Accident Investigation Board Report on the February 13, 1997, Welding/Cutting Fatality at the K-33 Building, K-25 Site, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

On February 13, 1997, at approximately 11:10 a.m., a welder (referred to as “the Welder”) using a cutting torch at the K-33 Building, Oak Ridge K-25 Site, Oak Ridge Reservation, was fatally burned after being totally engulfed in flames when his anticontamination
coveralls and blue general-purpose coveralls burned.

September 1, 1996
Type A Accident Investigation Board Report on the August 13, 1996, Electrical Shock at TRA-609, Test Reactor Area, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory

This report is an independent product of an electrical shock accident investigation report board appointed by John M. Wilcynski, Manager, Idaho Operations Office, U.S. Department of Energy.

August 1, 1996
Type A Accident Investigation Board Report on the July 11, 1996, Electrical Shock at Technical Area 53, Building MPF-14, Los Alamos National Laboratory

This report is an independent product of an electrical shock accident investigation board appointed by Bruce G. Twining, Manager, Albuquerque Operations Office, Department of Energy.

April 1, 1996
Type A Accident Investigation Board Report on the January 17, 1996, Electrical Accident With Injury in Building 209, Technical Area 21, Tritium Science and Fabrication Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory

This report is an independent product of the Type A Accident Investigation Board appointed by Tara O’Toole, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (EH-1).

August 1, 1995
Type A Accident Investigation Board Report on the April 3, 1995, Security Rappel Tower Fatality at the DOE Savannah River Site

The objectives of this investigation are twofold: to determine the cause and surrounding circumstances of this accident and to prevent the occurrence of similar accidents.