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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Accident report

Joint Accident Investigation Team (JAIT) Report of the 5-3-15 Arc-Flash Accident at LANL
https://engineering.llnl.gov/content/assets/docs/efcog/7_9_15_TA_53_FinalReport.pdf

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bad news for LANL from cover to cover.

Anonymous said...

Bad news doesn't appear to have no impact on LANS or the salaries of senior management.

Anonymous said...

November 5, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Did you intentionally use the double negative, thereby apparently killing your own point? Proofread!!

Anonymous said...


So do the LANL managers and Bechtel get more money?

Anonymous said...

4-27-15:

"DOE Office of Enforcement issued a Notice of Intent to Investigate recent hazardous electrical energy events and potential deficiencies in implementing hazardous energy assessment and control requirements at the Los Alamos National Laboratory."

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/05/f22/Enforcement%20Notice%20of%20Intent%20to%20Investigate%2C%20Los%20Alamos%20National%20Security.pdf


5-8-15: "LANL electrical systems were being probed before burning accident"

http://www.abqjournal.com/581839/news/lanl-electrical-systems-were-being-probed-before-burning-accident.html

Anonymous said...

8:29 AM sums it up.

LANL had a long history of numerous electrical near-miss accidents before the most recent one. NNSA did nothing serious about this, and then a near fatal one happened. The lingering issue is will there now be real consequences to LANL.

Anonymous said...

The lingering issue is will there now be real consequences to LANL.


Yes like a contract extension and huge bonus. NNSA has to no choice but to reward LANS and that is how it is going to be.

Anonymous said...

$$$$$ More money for LANS, more money for LANS! Ya Ya Ya.

Anonymous said...


Is LANS getting the extra year?

Anonymous said...

From the conclusion of executive summary in this report:

"Review of the management processes applicable to this work revealed procedures and policies are in place to govern electrical maintenance work. However, it has been demonstrated by this and other events at LANL in recent history that these procedures and policies are often applied at the minimum level possible to execute work, or in some cases not used at all."

LANS lost a year off of the current LANL contract for its contribution to the WIPP incident and shutdown. How in any way that is defendable to Congress can NNSA give LANS a contract extension the next year after a damming statement like the one above. Where's POGO and the other watchdogs that so criticized UC's management of LANL.

Anonymous said...

"The lingering issue is will there now be real consequences to LANL."

JAIT Report: "This report neither determines nor implies liability."

"And the band played on"

Anonymous said...

What I find funny is that people think LANS is made up of different people than before the change. Probably less than 1% different and exactly the same pool of people getting the lab director and most pad positions. UC still here too.....

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