Accident Investigation Reports - Type B

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Riz Shah, Acting Program Manager

November 19, 1997
Type B Accident Investigation of the July 25, 1997, Contract Brush Cutter Injury on the Ashe-Marion #2 500 kV Line
On July 25, 1997, a contract hand brush cutter was seriously injured when he felled a tree close to a BPA energized transmission power line
November 1, 1997
Type B Accident Investigation of the September 15, 1997, Drum Explosion at Building C-746-Q, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Paducah, Ke...
On September 15, 1997, two health physics technicians and two waste management operators discovered evidence of a drum explosion in Building C-746-Q
November 1, 1997
Type B Accident Investigation of the October 22, 1997, Electrical Arc Blast at Building F-Zero Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Bat...
On October 22, 1997, two electricians received serious flash burns as a result of an electrical fault and subsequent electrical arc blast
October 22, 1997
Type B Accident Investigation of the June 19, 1997, Occupational Illness at the Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
On June 19, 1997, a 62-year old building service employee suffered a near syncope and uncontrolled hypertension during her routine work assignment.
August 1, 1997
Type B Accident Investigation of the July 2, 1997, Curium Intake by Shredder Operator at Building 513, Lawrence Livermore National Labora...
On July 2, 1997, a worker wearing approved PPE and shredding HEPA filters in Building 513 at LLNL was found contaminated with curium-244.
July 7, 1997
Type B Accident Investigation of the July 7, 1997, Industrial Accident at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Windsor Site, Windsor, Conne...
On Monday, July 7, 1997, a subcontractor laborer working at the KAPL-Windsor Site stepped on and fell backward through an unprotected rooftop skylight
July 1, 1997
Type B Accident Investigation of the Plutonium Intake between August 4, 1996, and February 10, 1997, by a Crane Operator at the Savannah ...
On February 10, 1997, a SRS F-Canyon crane process operator submitted a routine bioassay sample which was analyzed as positive for plutonium.
May 1, 1997
Type B Accident Investigation of the April 23, 1997, Helicopter Accident at Raton Pass, Colorado
On April 23, 1997, a helicopter belonging to the Western Area Power Administration crashed near the summit of Raton Pass in southern Colorado.