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Friday, July 10, 2015

The LANS LANSCE accident review?

Over 2 months have passed since the LANS LANSCE accident occurred.
Where is the "lessons learned" report to help prevent a repeat of this tragedy?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

A LANS employee was critically injured at a LANS LANSCE electrical substation along with other injured LANS employees. Two months later, root causes or contributing factors have not been released to guard against a comparable event within the Complex. What are the NNSA Los Alamos Field Office and contractor priorities here?

Anonymous said...

Another sad chapter for LANS, management should at least make some sort of statement regarding the accident/ incident and their investigation. Don't ya think?

Anonymous said...

"...Another sad chapter for LANS, management should at least make some sort of statement regarding the accident/ incident and their investigation. Don't ya think?..."

With a priority of "life and limb" protection of LANS employees and other employees within the DOE Complex, you are absolutely correct.

Anonymous said...


The priority is to CMA, cover management a*. That is all the matters.

Anonymous said...

In a recent pause in work at TA-55 an ES-Division employee (engineer) entered PF-4 not wearing a dosimeter and proper PPE. The ES-division Leader (Goen) briefed "spanking" all ES-Division employees. The briefing package mentioned all safety incidents at LANS during the year, except the accident at LANSCE. There is a bona fide attempt by LANS to "coverup" this incident. Really LANS?

Anonymous said...

This one (accident) is just too big to hide. The management can run but they cannot hide. They have gotten to a point where no one NNSA or the public trust anything LANS says or does. The distrust has reached the Congressional level. Our own Senators are having a difficult time understanding the entire LANS operation. After the BS we were fed regarding WIIP by LANS it is clear they (LANS) has many trust issues.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone else noticed that our Director, Dr Charley McMillan doesn't actually DO anything?

Anonymous said...

You dont announce investigation results until the incident analysis is complete, the reviewers have written the report, key individuals sign off, the key findings are presented, a response plan is issed, and a restart operational readiness review os prepared, presented and all actions are cleared. Somewhere late ib this process, a public release will occur of the unclassified summary, whoch may or may not be pary of a formal communications plan.

These common standard operating procedures, apply and maintain due process, comply with legal and professional requirements and personnel HIPAA and work practice protections. It can be cumbersome and expensive, is part of he contract assuranes requirement, but may even be part of federal or civil procedures.

Yet we are impatient creatures, empowered by our anonymity.

THe punchline to a very old juvenile joke goes, "....patience, jackass".

Anonymous said...

"...You dont announce investigation results until the incident analysis is complete, the reviewers have written the report, key individuals sign off, the key findings are presented, a response plan is..."

You have raised valid procedural investigation steps that do take a reasonable amount of time to complete. In the interim, we can only hope
DOE and LANS have correctly and selflessly determined the LANSCE accident, within the flurry of accidents at LANL, does not require prompt preliminary protective measures against a comparable event at LANL or elsewhere in the Complex. To error on the side of human safety, preliminary findings and safety precautions subject to subsequent revision, might be the prudent path, unless you are arguing this is not an option on the managerial decision tree.

Anonymous said...

Communication with both the employees and the public on such serious matters reflect the professionalism of an institution, Ongoing communication during a crisis is essential. During a crisis regular update as to the progress and process is both reassuring and important.

LANS has a poor record of being either informative or reassuring to the public and or their employees.

Anonymous said...

"LANS has a poor record of being either informative or reassuring to the public and or their employees." (8:46pm)

Why should they? It's none of your business.
Just do your job and keep your head down low.

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