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Annual Report, 1951, Y-12 Plant, Safety and Fire Protection
Subject Terms:
accidents, Y-12 Plant, injury; annual report; safety and fire protection; unsafe acts, unsafe conditions
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
Document Categories:
Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety; Health, Safety and Environment\Worker Health and Safety
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Publication Date:
1951 Dec 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Document Number(s):
Y-861/IR, 19441
Originating Research Org.:
Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 16
This annual report is a review of the Y-12 Plant in 1951 for Safety and Fire Protection. The 1951 Y-12 Plant Accident Frequency Rate (number of disabling accidents per million labor hours worked) is 2.25. This represents a 14 percent decrease under the rate of 2.63 for 1950. The 1951 severity rate of accidents (number of days lost or charged per 1,000 hours worked) is 0.85, an increase of 286 percent above the 1950 severity rate of 0.22. The four leading types of accidents were striking against, being struck by, or coming in contact with chemical or temperature extremes. There is a correlation between these four leading types of accidents and the four principal parts of the body injured (fingers, eyes, hands, and arms). In a substantial percent of these cases, injuries could have been prevented by the use of proper protective equipment. Accident causes are classified in two categories - Unsafe Conditions and Unsafe Acts. An analysis of accident causes over the past year showed that 80 percent to 90 percent of all the accidents were due to the human elements - Unsafe Acts. Motor vehicle accidents, property damage, and off-the-job accidents were also discussed. A greater effort is needed in the future to devote to accident prevention in order to make progress in the elimination of accidents, and this greater effort must recognize the human element. Graphs and tables are included in this annual report.

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