Worker at Perry Nuclear Power Plant dies after medical incident

Perry Nuclear Power Plant Ohio

According to FirstEnergy, the utility which operates the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Lake County Ohio, a medical incident occurred inside of the plant in a contaminated area while supporting work for an upcoming refueling outage, subsequently leading to the death of a worker while on the job.

Due to the severity of the medical condition the worker was in, he was transported in anti-contamination clothing and not surveyed by a Health Physics tech prior to transportation to the local TriPoint Medical Center where he was declared deceased.

The Perry Nuclear Power Plant is undergoing inspection by NRC administrators following a series of worker safety violations, specifically within the worker protection area, at the plant.

Source: NRC Event Notifications

 

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  1. richardperrycolumbia@shaw.ca'

    Do you mean someone has died from radiation at a nuclear plant, can’t be!!!

  2. justin_passing@hotmail.com'

    Death wasn’t due to radiation. Worker was “contaminated” because working in a rad area. The death occurred after a fall.

  3. mithious13@gmail.com'

    Justin, please provide link to info you put up for confirmation. Thank you!

    • davidlothe@yahoo.com'

      The “NRC Event Notification” link in the article takes you to the NRC site which provides this information.

  4. dmatheman3@yahoo.com'

    At nuclear power plants there are areas that are contaminated that we have to work in. We wear protective clothing to prevent getting contaminated. This worker was working in a contaminated area but was never contaminated due to the protective clothing they were wearing. There were surveys done to ensure no contamination was spread while transporting the worker. I have no details as to how the worker fell as that is still under investigation. Just trying to shed some light and make sure nobody thinks the worker had been contaminated.

  5. irin71@msn.com'

    THE WORKER HAD A HEART ATTACK WHILE DESCENDING THE LADDER, THATS THE “UNOFFICIAL-OFFICIAL” CAUSE OF DEATH. …YOU HEARD IT FIRST HERE.
    KEEP HIS FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS.

    • Thanks for the update Frank, very much appreciated. I think you hit the nail on the head, the family, friends and co-workers should be in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. janedoe@aol.com'

    too many “indicents” at Perry over the years…

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