Contractor worker found deceased at CNS

February 4, 2014

Brownville, Neb. – Officials with Nebraska Public Power District and the Nemaha County Sherriff’s Department are investigating the death of a contractor radiation protection worker at Cooper Nuclear Station.

Tuesday morning between 7:30 and 8 a.m., plant personnel found a contractor employee deceased in the reactor building at CNS.  The plant’s control room declared a medical emergency with response from plant EMTs. Although no official cause of death has been determined, the death is believed to be a result of natural causes.

CNS has reported the incident to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and OSHA, as required, and called in the Nemaha County Sherriff’s office for further investigation. The contractor company has been contacted, but at this time no name has been released pending notification of next of kin.