Type B Accident Investigation of the August 25, 2004, Head Injury to a Miner at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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October 15, 2004

On August 25, 2004, an employee of Washington TRU Solution, LLC (WTS) sustained a head injury when he was struck by a C-clamp and rope attachment that broke loose from a piece of metal vent line that was being dragged. This occurred as part of the development and recovery of an existing drift for underground disposal of waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).