The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been notified of the on-site death of a contract worker at the Southern (NYSE:SO) Farley nuclear station in Alabama, apparently not related to plant operations.
The company was also notifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of a fatality that occurred during the evening of April 23.
“At approximately 1717 CDT on 4/23/15, a 911 call was received in the Control Room regarding a contract employee who was found unresponsive and unattended in a temporary break room set up on the Turbine Deck during the Unit 1 refueling outage,” according to an event report filed with NRC. “Resuscitation by first responders and paramedics from a nearby town was unsuccessful. Resuscitation efforts were suspended at 1750 [or 5:50 p.m.].”
The Houston County Sheriff’s Office was notified and the county coroner soon arrived on-site. The episode did not affect plant operations, according to the NRC report.