Accident Investigation Reports - Type B

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November 23, 2010
Type B Accident Investigation of the September 29, 2010, Radiological Contamination Event During Separations Process Research Unit Buildi...
On September 29, 2010, a radioactive contamination event occurred while performing open air demolition of Building H2 at the SPRU, Niskayuna, New York
September 1, 2010
Type B Accident Investigation of the June 14, 2010, Employee Puncture Wound at the F-TRU Waste Remediation Facility
On June 14, 2010, while performing transuranic waste remediation work inside a special process enclosure, a Technician received a puncture wound.
December 11, 2009
Type B Accident Investigation of the October 9, 2009, Brookhaven National Laboratory Employee Injury at Building 1005H
On October 9, 2009, a Lead Rigger for Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC at the BNL was injured while at the RHIC Compressor Building 1005H.
November 1, 2009
Type B Accident Investigation of the October 6, 2009, Savannah River Site Hand Injury at the Salt Waste Processing Facility
On October 6, 2009, an Apprentice Crane Operator received a serious hand injury while performing lubrication of the wire rope on a mobile crane.
October 1, 2009
Type B Accident Investigation of the September 23, 2009, Savannah River Site Arc Flash Burn Injury at the D Area Powerhouse
On September 23, 2009, while troubleshooting in a 480 volt breaker cubicle, an E&I mechanic received burn injury to his arms and face.
July 30, 2009
Type B Accident Investigation of the July 1, 2009, Washington Closure Hanford, LLC, Employee Fall Injury at the 336 Building, Hanford Sit...
On July 1, 2009, during D4 project demolition preparation in Hanford’s 300 Area, a millwright fell 50 feet from a catwalk and was severely injured.
April 1, 2009
Type B Accident Investigation of the February 25, 2009, Abdominal Injury to a Passenger in an Electric Cart at the Waste Isolation Pilot ...
On February 25, 2009, an accident occurred at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant that resulted in an abdominal injury to a passenger in an electric cart.
November 18, 2008
Type B Accident Investigation of the October 9, 2008, Employee Injured when Rocket Motor Unexpectedly Fired at the Sandia National Labora...
On October 9, 2008, an AF1 was installing a LED module into a MDM25 connector on the top of the test package when the rocket motor unexpectedly fired.
April 14, 2008
Type B Accident Investigation of the July 12, 2007, Forklift and Pedestrian Accident at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Portsmouth/P...
On July 12, 2007, a collision occurred in the intersection that resulted in the forklift knocking the pedestrian down.
October 25, 2006
Type B Accident Investigation of the July 31, 2006, Fall from Ladder Accident at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
On July 31, 2006, an electrician in the PE Department of the LLNL, missed a step during climb the ladder and fell about three to five feet to the deck
July 13, 2006
Type B Accident Investigation of the July 13, 2006, Exertional Heat Illnesses during SPOTC 2006 at the National Training Center, Albuquer...
On June 15, 2006, during the annual SPOTC at the NTC’s Live Fire Range, three Security Police Officers suffered from Exertional Heat Illnesses.
February 10, 2006
Type B Accident Investigation of the January 3, 2006, Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC Employee Fall Injury at the K-25 Building, East Tenness...
On January 3, 2006, a BJC iron worker accidentally fell through a degraded concrete floor panel while working in the K-25 Building at the ETTP.
February 10, 2006
Type B Accident Investigation of the January 11, 2006, Personal Injury During Table Saw Use at the Heyrend Way Facility, Idaho Falls, Idaho
On January 11, 2006, a newly hired Technician sustained a serious injury while operating a table saw at the INL Integrated Defense Systems Facility.
February 10, 2006
Type B Accident Investigation of the April 14, 2006, Arc Flash at Brookhaven National Laboratory
On April 14, 2006, a BNL technician was injured by an arc flash when an arcing ground fault occurred across a 480-volt, fused-disconnect switch.
February 1, 2006
Type B Accident Investigation of the January 10, 2006, Flash Fire and Injury at the Savannah River National Laboratory
On January 10, 2006, a FLM received first- and second-degree burns after a flash fire occurred during equipment cleaning operations in SRNL D-1169.
January 1, 2006
Type B Accident Investigation of the July 14, 2005, Americium Contamination Accident at the Sigma Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory
On July 14, 2005, a worker at the LANL received and opened a shipment of radioactive material from another facility in the Laboratory.
September 27, 2005
Type B Accident Investigation of the June 7, 2005, Acid Vapor Inhalation in TA-48, Building RC-1 Room 402 at the Los Alamos National Labo...
On June 7, 2005, two postdoc employees at the LANL inhaled acid vapors generated by the use of aqua regia to clean glassware on a laboratory benchtop.
February 1, 2005
Type B Accident Investigation of the October 28, 2004, Burn Injuries Sustained During an Office of Secure Transportation Joint Training E...
On October 28, 2004, Burn Injuries Sustained During an Office of Secure Transportation Joint Training Exercise at Fort Hunter-Liggett, CA
November 22, 2004
Type B Accident Investigation of the October 8, 2004, Grounds Worker Injury at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
On October 8, 2004, a Grounds Worker at the PNNL fell from a Toro Workman 3200 Utility Vehicle and fractured his right leg above the ankle.
October 15, 2004
Type B Accident Investigation of the August 25, 2004, Head Injury to a Miner at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
On August 25, 2004, an employee of WTS sustained a head injury when he was struck by a C-clamp and rope attachment.
August 17, 2004
Type B Accident Investigation of the May 14, 2004, Subcontractor Radioactive Release During the Transportation Activities, Bechtel Jacobs...
On May 14, 2004, a dump truck transporting mixing tank T-12 from the New Hydrofracture Facility D&D Project arrived at the EMWMF.
August 17, 2004
Type B Accident Investigation of the May 8, 2004, Exothermic Metal Reactor Event During Sodium Transfer Activities at the East Tennessee ...
On May 8, 2004, an exothermic metal reaction accident occurred during heating of surplus activated sodium shields at the ETTP.
August 16, 2004
Type B Accident Investigation of the February 17, 2004, Personal Injury Accident at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
On February 17, 2004, a BBI employee tripped and fell on uneven pavement while walking in a designated pedestrian walkway in the parking lot.
February 1, 2004
Type B Accident Investigation of the December 17, 2003, BNFL, Inc. Employee Foot Injury at the East Tennessee Technology Park, Building K-31
On December 17, 2003, a BNFL employee was injured while attempting to remove concrete block from within a wide-flange, steel column during demolition.
December 1, 2003
Type B Accident Investigation of the August 5, 2003, Pu-238 Multiple Uptake Event at the Pu Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory
On August 5, 2003, a release of plutonium-238 occurred in a storage room at the Plutonium Facility, LANL, resulting in radiation doses to two workers.