Security Guard at Fermi Nuclear Power Plant Shoots Own Foot Clearing Weapon After Shift

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47383
Facility: FERMI
Region: 3 State: MI
Unit: [2] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: JEFF GROFF
HQ OPS Officer: JOE O’HARA
Notification Date: 10/27/2011
Notification Time: 19:08 [ET]
Event Date: 10/27/2011
Event Time: 17:15 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/27/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(xi) – OFFSITE NOTIFICATION
Person (Organization):
PATTY PELKE (R3DO)
Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
2 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF FIREARM

“At approximately 1715 EDT on 10/27/11, a Security Officer accidentally discharged his weapon and wounded himself in the foot. An ambulance and Monroe County Sheriff reported to the site. The officer was transported offsite to a local hospital. This is being reported under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi).”

The officer was clearing his weapon following his shift when the accident occurred. No other individuals were hurt.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

Source: www.nrc.gov, via Enformable
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