United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for July 22, 2002

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         JULY 22, 2002

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PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - HEADQUARTERS JULY 22, 2002

MR Number: H-02-0056

                           NRR DAILY REPORT ITEM
                           GENERIC COMMUNICATIONS



Subject: Issuance of IN 2002-24

NRC Information Notice 2002-24, Potential Problems with Heat Collectors
on Fire Protection Sprinklers dated July 19, 2002

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this information
notice (IN) to alert licensees to potential problems with using heat
collectors on sprinklers and fire detectors installed to satisfy NRC fire
protection requirements.

ADAMS Accession No.: ML022000376

Contacts:   Tanya Eaton, NRR            Mark H. Salley, NRR
            301-415-3610                301-415-2840
            E-mail: tme@nrc.gov         E-mail: mxs3@nrc.gov

            Peter Lee, NMSS
            301-415-8111
            E-mail: psl1@nrc.gov


REGION I  MORNING REPORT     PAGE  2          JULY 22, 2002

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Consolidated Edison Co. Of N.Y.        MR Number: 1-02-0007
Indian Point 2                         Date: 07/22/02
Buchanan,New York
Dockets: 50-247
PWR/W-4-LP

Subject: WORKER FATALITY AT INDIAN POINT UNIT 2

Discussion:

At 2:13 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2002, a contract worker was electrocuted
while trimming shrubbery onsite in the vicinity of a 138 KV offsite power
line that provides power to a portion of the station electrical
equipment.  Emergency medical technicians from the site and Verplanck,
NY, attempted to revive the worker, but were unsuccessful.  The shrubbery
trimming work resulted in an electrical ground which led to the opening
of breakers associated with the Station Auxiliarly Transformer and the
loss of power to several non-safety and safety-related electrical busses.
Two of the three emergency diesel generators automatically started and
the third diesel, which was temporarily tagged out in connection with
planned maintenance, was returned to service and started about ten
minutes later.  Two of the emergency diesel generators were secured
around 5:00 p.m. after power to the busses was supplied by procedure from
another offsite power line around 4:00 p.m. and the third diesel
generator was secured two hours later.  The plant electrical response to
the occurrence was normal and the station auxiliary transformer was
returned to service at approximately 10:45 p.m. on July 19th.

Entergy informed OSHA of the occurrence and an OSHA inspector was onsite
Saturday, July 20th, to review the industrial safety accident.  Entergy
Operations Department briefed personnel about the fatality during
on-coming shift turnovers on the weekend and stressed the need for
attention to all personnel safety working precautions.  Additionally, all
onsite Indian Point Unit 2 departments scheduled work standdown meetings
Monday morning to discuss the accident and the importance of personnel
safety.  Entergy has initiated an accident investigation team to review
the incident.

Regional Action:

None.

Contact:  Peter W. Eselgroth         (301)415-5234
          Peter J. Habighorst        (914)739-9360
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