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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Y-12 worker received chemical burns to his face and eyelids while checking a problem with a system in the nuclear weapons plant's Beta-2 facility.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports information about April accident was just released in a report by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
According to the report the employee was checking a system that is used to recycle lithium hydride powder when the material discharged into his face. He was wearing safety glasses at the time.
Y-12 spokeswoman Ellen Boatner said the operator has since returned to work
B&W Y-12 is the government's managing contractor at the Oak Ridge plant. The company has developed corrective actions. A response to questions about the accident and the contractor's actions is expected next week.
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