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LASO employee dies after exercise on LANL property

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By The Staff

 

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More details have emerged about the individual who died near Technical Area 3 on Los Alamos National Laboratory property Thursday night.

Los Alamos police were called at 6:50 p.m. to assist the Los Alamos Fire Department in aiding an “unresponsive individual” who was found unconscious on a bench at the Los Alamos Transit Center.

According to LAPD Sgt. James Rodriguez, the individual could not be resuscitated.

Police did not release any further details.

The National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office released a statement Friday afternoon, confirming the victim was David George, a long-time LASO employee.

The release said George had completed an after-work exercise routine and appears to have succumbed while resting. Los Alamos County emergency personnel responded.      

George, who began in federal service as a student employee in 1976, was a talented, dedicated, and highly respected colleague and friend. He was serving as the time of his death.

Lab spokesman Steve Sandoval confirmed the victim was a male who was riding his bicycle near TA-3 when he apparently suffered a heart attack.

“Our office was notified of the incident,” Sandoval said, “and when something like this happens, this is part of the normal process we go through.”

Sandoval confirmed that Los Alamos County emergency crews were called and they were unsuccessful in resuscitating the victim.

At that point, the New Mexico office of the Medical Investigator arrived on the scene.

“He was transported off the property,” Sandoval said.