U.S. nuclear worker’s death blamed on natural causes — Injured after falling in contaminated area

Published: March 22nd, 2013 at 11:46 am ET
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Title: Event Notification Report
Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Date: March 22, 2013

Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Lake County, OH

TRANSPORT OF POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED WORKER AND SUBSEQUENT FATALITY

“On February 19, 2013, at approximately 1303 EST, the control room was notified that a supplemental worker (i.e., a contract individual) had fallen and was injured. The worker was in a contaminated area.

“Due to the individual’s condition, the individual was not surveyed by a Health Physics technician prior to being transported in their anti-contamination clothing. The individual was transported by ambulance accompanied by Health Physics personnel to the local hospital for medical treatment (i.e., TriPoint Medical Center). Subsequently, the worker was declared deceased at the hospital. [...]

* * * UPDATE ON 3/21/13 AT 2032 EDT FROM LLOYD ZERR TO PETE SNYDER * * *

“The Lake County Coroner has determined that the individual died of natural causes.”

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

See also: Worker dies at U.S. nuclear plant -- Same day local news airs investigation into "alarming pattern" of safety violations (VIDEO)

Published: March 22nd, 2013 at 11:46 am ET
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3 comments to U.S. nuclear worker’s death blamed on natural causes — Injured after falling in contaminated area

  • Mack Mack

    Rest in peace
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    Seems to be a discrepancy in the NRC report…

    The man fell and was injured…but died of natural causes?


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  • jec jec

    After all, nuclear radiation is "natural"..you find it in the earth..closer to the core. So, guess they are correct, the person fell due to natural causes (he tripped? or had seizure from natural causes? or ??), which caused injury, and passed due to "natural" causes. Am sure the family is reassured all was done to save the life…(sarcasm).


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  • PurpleRain

    Death is a "Natural Cause" of falling into a contaminated area – right—? I mean, common. Don't they at the NRC etc., find this to be just normal common sense! lol~


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