Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Late reported accident hospitalized lab worker

ROGER SNODGRASS,, Monitor Assistant Editor

Los Alamos National Laboratory management learned last week that two employees apparently suffered work-related injuries in June.

A lab statement on Tuesday said two postdocs had inhaled "aqua regia," a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids, on June 16, while working at the laboratory. One of them was hospitalized for six days in July.

The incident is now under investigation.

Kathy Delucas of the LANL Public Affairs Office said this morning that the laboratory could not disclose the work location or division involved in order to "maintain the integrity of the investigation."


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