Worker at Hinkley Point C dies

A construction worker died, halting work at the site of the future nuclear power station in Somerset

A worker at the construction site of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station has died after a fatal “traffic incident”.

The reason behind the incident is unknown, as it is currently under investigation by the authorities.

Nigel Cann, Delivery Director at Hinkley Point C, said: “We are very sad to confirm that one of our team was involved in a fatal construction traffic incident this morning during planned work activities.

“The incident is being investigated by the Police and the Health and Safety Executive and we will co-operate fully with the authorities.

“Work at the site has been stood down and we are offering support to colleagues affected by this tragic event. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time.”

In May, EDF Energy said the nuclear power station had pushed back its planned opening date by a year, with the nuclear power plant in Somerset expected to start operating in June 2027.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson told ELN: “At around 8.30am yesterday morning emergency services attended Hinkley Point C following a report a man had been injured by machinery.

“Sadly, despite the efforts of the ambulance service, the man died a short time later.

“His next of kin have been informed and are our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. We’re liaising with the Health and Safety Executive and our enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”

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