Three enforcement notices have been served on owners and contractors at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station development following a worker’s death on November 13.

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said it could now reveal the action it had taken because the statutory period for appealing against the notices had passed.

It said inspectors issued three prohibition notices relating to specific activities on the site involving vehicles and plant machinery.

The notices were issued on November 18, five days after Jason Waring, aged 48, of Nottingham, was crushed by moving plant machinery.

Mr Waring had reportedly worked as a supervisor for the site’s main contractor Bylor for four years. He leaves a widow, Sarah, and four children.

The ONR enforcement action was taken against NNB GenCo HPC – the company through which EDF Energy is building Hinkley C – and contractors Bouygues Travaux Publics SAS and Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited, the joint venture partners in BYLOR JV.

The prohibition notices were issued under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and secondary legislation including the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

An ONR spokesman said: “The notices were served as a result of inspections on the site on November 18 following a fatality on November 13.” They were unable to provide more details because of the ongoing investigation.


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