Engineering barrier fails, shocks Bruce Site B electrical worker
By Anthony Capkun
March 28, 2017 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) reports an electrical worker on the non-radiological side of the Bruce Power B received an electrical shock and was taken to hospital. He remains in stable condition.
“Bruce Power takes any safety event very seriously, and immediate actions have been taken to prevent reoccurrence with other workers carrying out similar work,” said Bruce Power.
The incident happened over the weekend, while the worker was performing maintenance on a circuit breaker in Unit 5. The engineering barrier, in place to protect workers from electrical voltage, failed to operate, resulting in the worker injury.
“Any type of workplace injury that occurs on the site is viewed by Bruce Power as preventable,” said the generator, as it conducts its own investigation “to obtain all the facts, with a focus on prevention and continuous improvement based on this experience”.
PHOTO: Bruce Power, Tiverton, Ont. Photo courtesy Bruce Power.