“EDF Energy face prosecution following incident at Hinkley Point B”

“EDF Energy and a contractor Doosan Babcock are facing prosecution after a worker “fell from height” at Hinkley Point B Power Station in April 2017.

EDF and Doosan Babcock were both handed improvement notices from the government run Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) last April, but in a statement, the ONR said it intended to proceed with a prosecution.

It said: “The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd and Doosan Babcock Ltd of its intention to prosecute both companies.

“The charges relate to an incident on 12 April 2017 at Hinkley Point B which resulted in injury to a Doosan Babcock Ltd employee.

“The incident was a conventional health and safety matter and there was no radiological risk to workers or the public. …”