The Hanford glove box explosion that contaminated Hanford worker Harold McCluskey in 1976 will be discussed May 13 at the Health and Safety Expo.
Radioactive concentrated nitric acid and shards of glass and metal sprayed into the neck and face of McCluskey. He survived, but underwent lengthy medical treatment and came to be called the Atomic Man.
Eugene Carbaugh, a senior health physicist for Mission Support Alliance, will discuss the accident, including what happened, the medical response and how the response might be different today. He speaks at 4:30 p.m.
The free expo is at TRAC in Pasco.