United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for April 23, 1999

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         APRIL 23, 1999

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                    REPORT             NEGATIVE            NO INPUT
                    ATTACHED           INPUT RECEIVED      RECEIVED

HEADQUARTERS                           X
REGION I            X
REGION II                              X
REGION III          X
REGION IV                              X
PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - REGION I  APRIL 23, 1999

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Peco Energy Company.                   MR Number: 1-99-0016
Limerick 2                             Date: 04/23/99
Philadelphia,Pennsylvania              SRI/PC
Dockets: 50-353
BWR/GE-4

Subject: SERIOUS PERSONNEL INJURY DURING REFUELING OUTAGE
Reportable Event Number: 35616

Discussion:

While lowering an approximately 2000 pound flow diffuser from the high
pressure turbine shell during the main turbine retrofit work, a worker
lost a substantial portion of one finger when the cribbing and jack used
to support the diffuser failed and pinned the worker's hand between the
diffuser and an I-beam used as part of the cribbing assembly.

Because of the extent of the injury, the worker was evacuated for offsite
medical attention prior to site personnel completing a contamination
survey.  At the hospital, the individual was determined not to be
contaminated.

The licensee stopped work on the turbine retrofit work and conducted a
safety standdown for all personnel.

Regional Action:

The resident staff continues to follow the licensee's actions in response
to this event.  NRC staff informed the OSHA area office in accordance
with the NRC/OSHA memorandum of understanding.

Contact:  Curtis Cowgill             (610)337-5233
          Arthur Burritt             (609)327-1344
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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Wisconsin Electric Power Co.           MR Number: 3-99-0033
Point Beach 1                          Date: 04/23/99
Two Rivers,Wisconsin                   E-Mail from Resident Inspect. Staff
Dockets: 50-266
PWR/W-2-LP

Subject: Point Beach Nuclear Plant Unit 1 Shut Down For Maintenance
         Outage


Discussion:

On April 23, 1999, the licensee began a mid-cycle maintenance outage for
Unit 1. Major work scheduled for the planned four-day outage included:
repair of a control rod drive mechanism cooling fan, main generator
motor-operated disconnect repair, secondary system valve repairs, and
condenser waterbox cleaning. The outage is being conducted to bolster
reliability during the peak-demand summer months.

Regional Action:

The resident inspectors observed the reactor shutdown and will review
selected maintenance activities during the outage.

Contact:  R. Lanksbury               (630)829-9631
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