Split Seam on Bubble Suit

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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Idaho Treatment Group, Idaho-ITG

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Respiratory Protection, Operations, Radiation Protection

During a Hot Maintenance Cell entry, a cell entrant was observed wearing a breached Rich Industries bubble suit. The suit seems to have failed at the radio frequency weld where the hood attaches to the body of the front of the suit. The entrant was performing normal work activities prior to the breach discovery and stated that the respirator cartridge could have rubbed against the suit, thus causing the breach.

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