October 23, 2012
Enforcement Letter issued to Controlled Power Company related to an Electrical Shock Near Miss that occurred in the Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building at the Los Alamos National Laboratory
This letter refers to the Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement and Oversight investigation into the facts and circumstances associated with the January 18, 2011, electrical shock near miss that occurred while a Controlled Power Company (CPC) technician was repairing a lighting inverter in the Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building (RLUOB) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). CPC is a second-tier subcontractor to Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the management and operating contractor for LANL. On February 11,2011, LANS reported the worker safety and health noncompliances associated with this event in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Noncompliance Tracking System (NTS) in report NTS--LASO-LANS-LANL-2011-0001, RLUOB LOITO Noncompliance Results in Near Miss. DOE provided the results of its investigation to CPC in an Investigation Report dated January 20, 2012. An enforcement conference was held with CPC representatives via telephone on March 20, 2012, to discuss the report's findings. Representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the NNSA Los Alamos Site Office also participated in the call.