Accident Investigation Reports - Type B

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May 22, 2003
Type B Accident Investigation of the April 8, 2003, Electrical Arc Blast at the Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation TRU Waste Proces...
On April 8, 2003, a phase-to-phase arc blast occurred in the boiler electrical control panel at the FWENC Transuranic (TRU) Waste Processing Facility.
April 25, 2003
Type B Accident Investigation of the March 20, 2003, Stair Installation Accident at Building 752, Sandia National Laboratories
On March 20, 2003, two subcontractor employees sustained injuries as the result of a steel stair component and temporary hoisting beam falling.
March 17, 2003
Type B Accident Investigation of the February 18, 2003, Subcontractor Employee Personal Protective Equipment Ignition Incident at the Eas...
On February 18, 2003, a laborer was performing rebar removal with a cut-off machine. The sparks from the cut-off machine ignited the anti-c coveralls
February 1, 2003
Type B Accident Investigation of the January 28, 2003, Fall and Injury at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
On January 28, 2003, an employee sustained head injuries as the result of a ladder fall at a power supply location at the SSRL at the SLAC.
October 21, 2002
Type B Accident Investigation of the June 2002, High Radiation Dose to Extremities in Building 151, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
On July 22, 2002, the June finger ring thermoluminescent dosimeters worn by a LLNL employee were determined to have exceeded the annual dose limit.
July 31, 2002
Type B Accident Investigation of the June 27, 2002, Exothermic Metal Reaction Event During Converter Disassembly in Building K-33 at the ...
On June 27, 2002, an exothermic metal reaction occurred during disassembly of a converter using a plasma arc torch in the D&D Workshop at the ETTP.
May 3, 2002
Type B Investigation of the April 2, 2002, Worker Fall from Shoring/Scaffolding Structure at the Savannah River Site Tritium Extraction F...
On April 2, 2002, a carpenter helping to erect shoring/scaffolding fell about 52” and struck his head. He sustained injuries requiring hospitalization
November 13, 2001
Type B Accident Investigation of the October 15, 2001, Grout Injection Operator Injury at the Cold Test Pit South, Idaho National Enginee...
On October 15, 2001, a subcontractor operator received serious head injuries when he was struck by flying debris from a failed fitting assembly.
October 22, 2001
Type B Accident Investigation of the September 7, 2001, Burn Accident at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Building 9210
On September 7, 2001, an employee of UT-Battelle working in Building 9210, room 235, received a serious burn injury.
March 16, 2001
Type B Accident Investigation of the January 8, 2001, Mineral Oil Leak Resulting in Property Damage at the Atlas Facility, Los Alamos Nat...
On January 8, 2001, a leak of 6700 gallons of mineral oil was detected at the Atlas Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
December 20, 2000
Type B Accident Investigation of the November 15, 2000, Subcontractor Employee Injuries from a Fall Accident at the Oak Ridge National La...
On November 15, 2000, a DRS employee received serious injuries from a fall (approximately 13 feet) from a fixed ladder.
October 23, 2000
Type B Accident Investigation, Response to the 24 Command Wildland Fire on the Hanford Site, June 27-July 1, 2000
On June 27, 2000, a passenger vehicle and semitractor-trailer collided on Washington State Route (SR) 24 near the DOE Hanford Site.
October 20, 2000
Type B Accident Investigation of the August 22, 2000, Injury Resulting From Violent Exothermic Chemical Reaction at the Portsmouth Gaseou...
On August 22, 2000, A IT Corporation employee working on an EM Technology Deployment Project received serious burns from a violent chemical reaction.
February 1, 2000
Type B Accident Investigation of the September 1, 1999, Plutonium Intakes at the Savannah River Site FB-Line
On September 1, 1999, an accident at the SRS's FB-Line facility occurred when plutonium was released from a failed bagless transfer can.
December 1, 1999
Type B Accident Investigation of the November 1, 1999, Construction Injury at the Monticello Mill Tailings Remedial Action Site, Monticel...
On November 1, 1999, a truck driver was struck by a bar when attempting to pry open stuck gates of a belly dump truck while unloading rock.
May 19, 1999
Type B Accident Investigation of the May 19, 1999, Serious Personal Injury while Doble Testing at the Western Area Power Administration H...
On May 19, 1999, three electricians were injured while doble Testing on a circuit breaker at Hayden Substation in Routt County, Colorado.
May 1, 1999
Type B Accident Investigation of the March 26, 1999, Worker Injury at the East Tennessee Technology Park, Three-Building Decontamination ...
On March 26, 1999, an employee of IDM was injured by a flying piece of chainlink fence during the demolition of the K-33 Switchyard at ETTP.
October 16, 1998
Type B Accident Investigation of the September 4, 1998, Flammable Liquid Fire/Explosion at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia...
On September 4, 1998, a flammable liquid fire/explosion at the Fermilab, located in Batavia, that resulted in burns to three subcontractor employees.
September 28, 1998
Type B Accident Investigation of the August 5, 1998, Load Haul Dump Accident at U16b Tunnel, Nevada Test Site
On August 5, 1998, the accident occurred at the NTS, when an employee who was removing muck from the tunnel snagged a water hose with a LHD machine.
July 1, 1998
Type B Accident Investigation of the May 24, 1998, Electrical Arc Blast at the Kansas City Plant
On May 24, 1998, an electrician cleaning a high voltage switch at an outdoor substation received second and third degree burns from an arc blast.
April 1, 1998
Type B Accident Investigation of the March 27, 1998, Rotating Shaft Accident at the Ames Laboratory, Ames, Iowa
On March 27, 1998, a personal injury accident involving the entanglement of an Electrician’s jacket with a rotating shaft at the Ames Laboratory.
March 1, 1998
Type B Accident Investigation of the February 27, 1998, Shipping Violations Involving the Corehole 8 Project at the Oak Ridge National La...
On February 27, 1998, a contractor and subtier contractors reporting to LM Energy Systems incorrectly shipped radioactive samples to analytical labs.
February 12, 1998
Type B Accident Investigation of the January 20, 1998, Electrical Accident at the Casa Grande Substation, South of Phoenix, Arizona
On January 20, 1998, an Apprentice Lineman employed, was seriously injured when he contacted an energized 12.47 kV bus at the Casa Grande Substation.
February 1, 1998
Type B Accident Investigation of the November 17, 1997, Chiller Line Rupture at Technical Area 35, Building 27, Los Alamos National Labor...
On November 17, 1997, at approximately 6:45 a.m., when a PTLA employee responded to a security alarm, the incident was discovered.
December 22, 1997
Type B Accident Investigation of the December 15, 1997, Leakage of Waste Containers Near Kingman, Arizona
On December 15, 1997, the driver of a truck containing seven containers of low level radioactive waste noticed that the trailer was leaking