Fermi guard accidentally shoots his own foot
A security guard at DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant shot himself in the foot yesterday while putting away his weapon.
In an incident report filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thursday evening the utility reports:
ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF FIREARM
“At approximately 1715 EDT on 10/27/11, a Security Officer accidentally discharged his weapon and wounded himself in the foot. An ambulance and Monroe County Sheriff reported to the site. The officer was transported offsite to a local hospital. This is being reported under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(xi).”
The officer was clearing his weapon following his shift when the accident occurred. No other individuals were hurt.
The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.
Fermi 2 is a 1,098 megawatt General Electric boiling water reactor that has the same design as those at Fukushima and has been in operation since 1988.
In May an operator at the plant was suspended for duty after testing positive for cocaine during a random drug test.