March 23rd, 2011 – Fukushima Worker Casualty and Incident Report

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From: Setzer, Thomas J
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:01 PM
To: Dunham, Katrina; Keighley, Elizabeth; Dodson, Douglas; Jackson, Donald; Spindler, David; Rich, Sarah; Smith, Brian; Schneider, Max; Krafty, James; Haagensen, Brian; Shaffer, Steve; Sanders, Carleen; Guzman, Richard; Kim, James; Ziedonis, Adam
Subject: Japanese injury report

I am reading the press releases from TEPCO today which detail the injuries so far. Its so sobering to read this knowing how distracted workers are while trying to get the job done. I cant think of any pre job brief I could give that would keep these guys working safe, but somehow they are keeping it together.

One interesting item form today’s press release is that they are using police water cannons designed for riot control to loft water into the spent fuel pools.

Casualty

-2 workers of cooperative firm were injured at the occurrence of the earthquake, and were transported to the hospital on March 11th.

-4 workers were injured and transported to the hospital after explosive sound and white smoke were confirmed around the Unit lon March 11th.

-Presence of 2 TEPCO employees at the site is not confirmed on March llth.

-1 TEPCO employee who was not able to stand by his own holding left chest with his hand, was transported to the hospital by an ambulance on March
12th.

-1 subcontract worker at the key earthquake-proof building was unconscious and transported to the hospital by an ambulance on March 12th.

-The radiation exposure of 1 TEPCO employee, who was working inside the reactor building, exceeded 100mSv and he was transported to the hospital
on March 12th.

-2 TEPCO employees felt bad during their operation in the central control rooms of Unit 1 and 2 while wearing full masks, and were transferred to
Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station for consultation with a medical advisor on March 13th.

-11 workers were injured and transported to Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station etc. after explosive sound and white smoke were confirmed around
the Unit 3. One of the workers was transported to the FUKUSHIMA Medical University Hospital on March 14th.

-At approximately 10 pm on March 22nd, 1 worker who had been working on setting up a temporary power panel in the common pool was injured and
transported to Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station where the industrial doctor is.

-At approximately 1 am on March 23rd, 1 worker who had been working on setting up a temporary power panel in the common pool was injured and
transported to Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station where the industrial doctor is.

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