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    comparing deaths

    There was a death at the plant, I'll be wrong but I'll go with Arkansas for now... I see no mention of it anywhere here oddly..well, not oddly as dkos was the only place that was carrying the story at the time I think. (but did you see? Kim K's lip flapped..again!)

    A man was killed when they were using a crane to shift a 500 ton armature and the crane or floor collapsed and killed him, and injured 8 others.

    It also took out the outside power and inside controls and scrammed the other unit that was operating at 100% at the time.
      It was reported that the core I think was being cooled by convection, which meant no water circulation, just steam venting. Sounds really bad...

    I was looking to see more here, but...

    anyway. shorter to the point: installation and maintenance deaths are certainly of interest, but attaching them to the industry seems very fraught with complications appropriate to the technology..

    Is wind too unsafe for maintenance? Is Solar? Is Nuclear?

    If I had a question it would be that: how are these statistics  alike and different to even compare, and wouldn't deaths to those not in the industry be more comparable if that isn't done now?

    Anyway, I think I probably overthunked it...but interesting diary, well done, and thanks.


    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 01:02:56 AM PDT

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    •  This was an accident obviously like any other (1+ / 0-)
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      in a large plant. Or, like the kind experienced by workers climbing wind turbines who..fall...or something falls on them. At my power plant in California, we had a craine operator killed when a steel beam came down on top of him. Very ugly. This has zero to do with the safety of nuclear energy. It has to do with work rules. Period.

      It doesn't sound 'dangerous' in that the plant actually did function the way it was supposed to with aux. diesel pumps coming on line, as they always do.

      If you look at the stats...maybe someone has a link, more people have died from industrial work related accidents than wind or solar installers. I would say, this is not an arguement against wind or solar, it just means that unionization of the work force needs to be accomplished to oversee the work rules.

      Dr. Isaac Asimov: "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

      by davidwalters on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 07:49:53 AM PDT

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