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DOE Fines Savannah River Site for Electrical Safety Violation

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA  —   The U.S. Department of Energy is fining two Savannah River Site contractors for safety violations. The Department of Energy is holding Savannah River Nuclear Solutions responsible for an acid spill and an electrical accident that injured workers in 2009.

Sept. 23, 2009, accident in D Area in which an electrical arc flash injured a technician who received first-, second- and third-degree burns.

As a penalty, the DOE has withheld $3.08 million of the company’s contract fee. That amount was negotiated down from a larger sum “based on the quality and effectiveness of SRNS’ corrective actions as well as overall improvements in the SRNS worker safety and health program,” the notice said.

It’s the contractor responsible for radioactive cleanup at the site.

The DOE has also fined Parsons Infrastructure and Technology $70,000 for a separate 2009 accident involving a crane, which caused a worker to lose three of his fingers.

Site officials say safety programs at SRS have been improved since the accidents.

Story via GPB News

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