Savannah River Site Employee Fired

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - A Savannah River Site employee has been fired, months after a golf cart accident at work sent him to the hospital.

The Aiken Standard reports ( ) that officials confirmed Friday that the worker was fired for failing to follow safety procedures.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions spokeswoman Barbara Smoak says an employee accidentally drove a golf cart into a gate post Sept. 30 and spent several days in the hospital. She says the employee may have been leaning down to reach something and may not have been wearing a seat belt.

The company that runs the former nuclear weapons plant is not releasing the person's name.