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Type B Investigation Board Report on the June 19, 1997, Occupational Illness at the Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

October 22, 1997

An occupational illness at the Y-12 Site resulting in a five-day hospitalization was investigated.  In conducting its investigation, the Type B Investigation Board (Board) held extensive interviews with employees, line management (chain of command), Medical and Safety and Health personnel; reviewed circumstances surrounding the illness and pertinent medical records; analyzed company policies and procedures; and examined a variety of work locations to determine the factors that contributed to the illness.