SRS worker in stable condition after fall

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A Savannah River Site construction worker who was airlifted to an Augusta hospital after falling from a scaffold Friday remained in stable condition Wednesday.

The accident occurred in the site's 105-K reactor building, where the worker - whom officials would not identify - sustained injuries to his head, neck and ribs.

After the fall from a portable scaffold, he was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

His employer, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, has initiated an investigation to identify factors that caused or contributed to the accident, spokeswoman Barbara Smoak wrote in an e-mail.

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pommom38 07/06/11 - 01:02 pm
OSHA will indeed investigate

OSHA will indeed investigate this one.
This occured Friday, so why bother mentioning it just NOW?

corgimom 07/06/11 - 01:11 pm
Because SRS likes to tout

Because SRS likes to tout that they have an excellent safety record. And if that poor worker passes away, there's going to be a big investigation and fines not just by OSHA but by the NRC, too.

Billyds999 07/06/11 - 08:07 pm
Why mention it now? SRS likes

Why mention it now?
SRS likes to get their story straight before they put it out to the press. It happened Friday, Monday was a holiday, Tuesday they had to ask the workers what they saw to get the right info out...
SRS does have a great safety record. I'd bet the company you work for would like everyone to know (or think) that they have an excellent safety record. I believe it was about year ago that I read that they broke all records for a lost-time accident. It was like 25 million manhours for Construction. Unheard of - especially for the people who are doing hands-on work in the field.
Investigations if the worker passes away? My prayers are with him and his family - I wish him a speedy recovery!!! - but,... Investigations happen out there even if someone looks like they could get hurt doing something. You can rest assured that investigations have begun....

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