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Monday, May 4, 2015

Incident version A

According to an internal memo sent to employees and obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos National Laboratory issued a memo to employees regarding an incident that occurred Sunday at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) leaving nine employees injured, one of whom is in critical condition.

According to the memo, during preventive maintenance operations at LANSCE, an employee was burned while working at an electrical substation.The employee was transported offsite for medical treatment and is listed in critical condition.

Eight other employees were also transported to Los Alamos Medical Center in connection with the accident; seven of those employees were later released and one remains at LAMC for observation.

According to the memo, due to the ongoing activities in relation to the accident and to ensure the safety of employees, numerous areas at LANSCE are without power and will remain without power until employees are notified.

Employees who normally work at LANSCE in areas affected by this should, if possible, find ways to catch up on training or perform other beneficial work at home, at LANSCE buildings that have power, or at public locations such as the J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center.

However, the following buildings at LANSCE do have power, and employees in these areas should report to work as usual: (from west to east) Buildings 2, 47, 46, 45, 44, 526, 365, 18, 19, 31, 14, 6, 17, 29, 1302, 1265, 400, 404, 406, 407, 882, and 27.

The cause of the accident has not been released and is currently under investigation, according to the memo.

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