Refine Search

SRS audit shows worker injuries, illnesses underreported

Savannah River Site consistently underestimated worker injuries and illnesses that were significant enough to be reported to the Department of Energy, a government audit revealed. Nearly 28 percent of 93 selected employee injury and illness cases in 1995 were underreported or incorrectly classified as non-work related, the Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General said. Other federal defense sites were found to have the same problem. But an SRS official on Friday blamed confusing federal regulations for the inadequate reporting.