A 49-year-old Hanford employee was found dead at her workspace near the 200 West Area of the Hanford Site. She was pronounced dead at 1:15 PM today after a co-worker's attempts to resuscitate her with CPR failed. 

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The Benton County Sheriff's Department investigated the scene. She had been working as an RCT (radiological control technician) at the plutonium finishing plant (PFP) for CH2M HILL. A source says she had a heart attack, however, his has not been confirmed by the authorities. The Benton County Coroner's Office will continue the investigation.