Worker at Fermi 2 Loses Two Fingertips

An outage worker at DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear plant in Monroe County lost the tips of two fingers in a Thanksgiving Day accident.

The worker’s fingers were caught behind a large concrete plug as it was being moved into a reactor cavity, a spokesman said Friday. The accident occurred around 3 a.m. Thursday.

After the accident, the employee was taken to Mercy Memorial Hospital. Hospital staff determined they could not reattach his fingertips, and they were disposed of as contaminated material at the Fermi site. The worker was later released from the hospital.

Guy Cerullo, a plant spokesman, said an investigation of the accident is under way. Officials conducted security briefings with all of the plant’s workers immediately after the incident, he said.

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