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#3210625 - 04/01/13 04:31 PM Re: No Job is Worth Your Life [Re: plinker22]
hunter drew
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Thanks plinker. The diving part for us is for the most part safe when diving on radiological equipment. But I always say when working with cranes or any mechicanical equipment you can't trust it. If you do it can kill you.
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#3210627 - 04/01/13 04:34 PM Re: No Job is Worth Your Life [Re: TAFKAP]
TAFKAP
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Here are some pictures I came across on Google. I hereby swear and/or affirm that I was in no way provided these photos by anyone in the industry. All credit for the original source goes to chat.anncoulter.com , where Google said they were located. Original owner of the photos is unknown.

This is a girder "tower" system, with an upper cross-beam, supporting what appears to be strand jacks. The stator is suspended by (2) wire rope slings, strangely connected to a spreader bar.


The girder system travels along the turbine deck (appx. 50' above the ground elevation), and approaches a train bay where they seem to be trying to lower the stator. I'm amazed at the number of people standing in such close proximity. I'd imagine Entergy Nuclear will address this in their post job review. It's not uncommon to have a ton of people around watching heavy rigging evolutions.


Looking towards the Unit2 side of the plant, there are large piping systems visible which transmit the steam from the low-pressure turbine back to the HP side of the system.


Ground level, outside, looking into the train bay. The girder system somehow collapsed, dropping the stator down to the ground.


Wider view looking into the train bay.
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#3210631 - 04/01/13 04:38 PM Re: No Job is Worth Your Life [Re: plinker22]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: plinker22
Tragic!

You be careful out there TAFKAP (and hunter drew). You boys would be missed on TnDeer. Safety first... every time!



Thanks a lot, Plinker. Thankfully, I'm not involved in this level of the rigging business anymore. I work for a company that sells rigging products to companies like this. Gone are my 120-hour weeks in containment \:D
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#3210788 - 04/01/13 06:59 PM Re: No Job is Worth Your Life [Re: TAFKAP]
Inkstainz
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I know I worked at TVA allen and moved the stator out of one of the generators and shipped it off to be repaired. Then we put it back in after it was fixed. Was like a 65,000 lb lift. Was not quite nuclear safety rules but TVA made us all go through a 16 hour rigging class before hand and then we had like a 2 hour meeting about what exactly we were going to do. Fortunately for us it went smoothly.
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#3210801 - 04/01/13 07:09 PM Re: No Job is Worth Your Life [Re: Inkstainz]
rem270
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Very Sad.

We had a fatality about 6 months ago. Not at my plant but another one in Alabama. The guy was a 3rd shift clean up guy. He did the same duties every night. Guess he decided not to lock a breaker out and was down cleaning in a hole and accidentally hit the On button. It was a slow, painful crushed death. It was horrible.
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#3210879 - 04/01/13 08:16 PM Re: No Job is Worth Your Life [Re: Inkstainz]
TAFKAP
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 Originally Posted By: Inkstainz
I know I worked at TVA allen and moved the stator out of one of the generators and shipped it off to be repaired. Then we put it back in after it was fixed. Was like a 65,000 lb lift. Was not quite nuclear safety rules but TVA made us all go through a 16 hour rigging class before hand and then we had like a 2 hour meeting about what exactly we were going to do. Fortunately for us it went smoothly.


Unit 1 is almost rated at 1GW.....I think this stator is about 200 tons, if not more
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