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Preliminary Notice of Violation, Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC - WEA-2013-01

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 a fall injury event that occurred on November 29, 2011, while workers were torch-cutting the steel walls of the decommissioned Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor in building 701 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The results of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) investigation were provided to Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (BSA) in an investigation report dated November 28, 2012. DOE convened an enforcement conference on March 14, 2013, with you and members of your staff to discuss the report’s findings and the BSA corrective action plan. A summary of the conference and list of attendees is enclosed.

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