Assumptions Lead to Less Than Adequate Hazard Identification and Implementation of Controls
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Washington River Protection Solutions, Hanford Site (WRPS)

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Construction/Project Management, Property Management, Work Management/Planning, Deactivation and Decommissioning, Excavation

Assumptions led to less than adequate hazard identification and implementation of controls, resulting in a worker partially falling into an out of service septic tank when the ground on which he was standing collapsed. While no injuries occurred, the incident could have been much worse had the worker fallen completely in or if an additional collapse occurred when coworkers came to the workers aid.

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