April 1, 2013
An Arkansas Equipment Accident at one of the state’s nuclear facilities was responsible for leaving one worker dead and three others seriously injured over the weekend. According to a story from MSN News, the incident occurred yesterday at the Entergy Arkansas Nuclear Plant in Russellville.
Reports indicate the men were performing duties associated with moving a large piece of equipment from a turbine building. While they were moving the equipment, the machinery broke free and fell on top of the crew.
Three of the men were seriously injured and transported to a local hospital by rescue crews in for treatment. However, one of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries and died a short time after the accident occurred.
Two nuclear reactors at the plant were shut down as a precaution following the accident and the facility was also put under an emergency status.
Investigators are still looking into the cause of the accident and if it could have been prevented.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that roughly 15 percent of all workplace fatalities that occurred last year were caused by contact with an object or equipment on a job site. That’s why Rainwater, Holt & Sexton and their team of Little Rock Injury Lawyers are here to help if you or a loved one were injured on-the-job.