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Radiation found in Los Alamos lab worker’s wound

October 6, 2018

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The Los Alamos National Laboratory says radiation has been found in a worker’s puncture wound received while changing cables on a glove box.

The Los Alamos Monitor reports the contamination was found during medical testing done in the wake of the August 18 accident.

The worker’s injury was reported in the latest inspection report prepared by an on-site Defense Facilities Nuclear Safety Board inspector.

Lab spokesman Kevin Roark says the worker was wearing proper safety clothing when the accident occurred.

He says the worker is currently undergoing standard medical treatment for internal radiation exposure, and the worker is doing non-radiological work at the laboratory.

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Information from: Los Alamos Monitor, http://www.lamonitor.com

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