Battery Fails Catastrophically During Charging Operation
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Type:  Just-In-Time Report

Publisher:  Mission Support Alliance - MSA (Richland, WA - Hanford), Richland, WA - Hanford Site (MSA)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Operations, Training and Qualification, Hoisting and Rigging, Radiation Protection

While attempting to charge mobile crane batteries, one of the batteries exploded. A worker, struck by the acid, received three first degree burns to his forehead. Workers should be knowlegable of manufacturer battery charging instructions prior to performing charging operations.

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