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Nuclear plant fatality - Marseilles, Illinois

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by DandyDon, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. drk5036

    drk5036 Barracuda

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    That's terrifying.
     
  2. Superlyte27

    Superlyte27 Cave Instructor

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    I'm familiar with it being a myth. I went through a 2 hour lock out tag out at the Port St. Lucie Plant on all the travelling water screens on Reactor 1. We climbed into Pump 1 on Reactor 1. 30 minutes into the dive we heard Pump 2 kick on. Thank God the coin flip was to start cleaning Pump 1 first or I'd have been ketchup.
     
  3. drk5036

    drk5036 Barracuda

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    Seriously this is my biggest fear. Number one fear is getting sucked into one of those dam glory holes. This whole thread, ugh.
     
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  4. ofg-1

    ofg-1 Course Director

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    Happened to two kids at Crystal River back in the early 80's.
     
  5. Glenn Williams

    Glenn Williams Nassau Grouper

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    Any LOTO, That is done with The folks in that area is a joke. Won’t say the name someone already did. Instead of locks they use tywraps and cards. So in essence if the operator decides to use a piece of equipment that is supposed to locked out, I always think of the meme “is it really though”?
     
  6. PBcatfish

    PBcatfish Regular of the Pub

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    TyWraps are legal for LOTO as long as they require 40 pounds or more to break them.

    The official OSHA guidelines on LOTO procedures do not fit well into all industrial activities. Sometimes it is necessary to use modified procedures.
     
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  7. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

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    I used my own lock out procedure. I didn't depend on tie wraps or their locks I used my own locks. Either my tender had the keys or if I was working alone I would take the keys down with me.
     
  8. KathyV

    KathyV ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    A ScubaBoard Staff Message...

    Thanks to KathyV for bringing perspective back to this thread here in the A&I subforum.

    We aren't going to delete the humour that erupted in this thread but are going to start a new thread under Advanced to put it in and would appreciate it if those knowledgeable enough about/interested in this kind of diving keep posting there.

    We also request that respectful information continue to be shared in this thread.

    Thank you
     
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    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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