Worker death reported at Dominion Millstone nuclear plant

The Dominion (NYSE:D) Millstone nuclear plant in Connecticut is trying to find out more about the death of a contractor worker at the station Aug. 22.

On Thursday, Aug. 22, an individual employed at the plant by vendor Day & Zimmerman, was found unresponsive on a stairwell landing at the station in Waterford, Conn. The worker was found in the Condensate Polishing Facility, a non-radiological area, Dominion said in a statement. Time of discovery was about 1 p.m. 

Millstone has notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and local government and law enforcement officials of the situation. The death does not appear to be related to industrial work activities, the company indicated.

Published reports in Connecticut identified the worker as a female electrician.

An incident report posted on the NRC website said the woman was found at the bottom of a staircase and “was not contaminated.” The NRC incident report went on to note that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified.

“Everyone who works here is part of our family and to lose any member of the family is painful,” said Millstone Site Vice President Steve Scace in a statement. Both Millstone units remain operating at 100%.

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