Leads to Accelerator Shutdown
Announcement by Lab Director Jonathan Dorfan
A contractor’s electrician working at SLAC suffered a
serious accident on Monday, October 11. The accident took place in the
klystron gallery of the linear accelerator and involved a 480V
flashover. At the time of writing, the electrician is in critical but
stable condition. The distress to his wife and family is enormous and I
know you all join me in sending our heart-felt prayers for his speedy
and complete recovery.
An investigative team, including experts from DOE
headquarters and other DOE sites, will arrive on Monday, October, 18 and
spend approximately three weeks on-site doing a thorough and in-depth
evaluation of the accident. As is appropriate, the scene of the accident
is sealed off so as to protect the evidence.
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