Point roof fall lands EDF and contractor with safety notice
Energy and building firm Doosan Babcock have been served with improvement
notices from the government's Office for Nuclear Regulation after
a worker at Hinkley Point B station near Burnham-On-Sea was injured
in a fall from height.
ONR said that its ongoing investigation into the incident had exposed
gaps in the compliance of legal requirements by the licensee EDF
Energy and contractor Doosan Babcock in their approach to working
Babcock employee suffered a cracked verterbrae after falling through
a skylight while working on a roof during the incident in April.
EDF Energy and Doosan Babcock have until the deadline of 31st January
2018 to comply with the improvement notices. The ONR said it was
content that the issues do not affect nuclear safety.
EDF Energy spokesman said: "A contract partner employee sustained
a cracked vertebrae after falling through a skylight while working
on a roof. We are pleased he is expected to make a full recovery."
held a thorough investigation into the event and we are taking the
necessary measures to ensure a similar accident does not happen."
is our number one priority and we have kept the ONR fully informed
of the circumstances and the actions we have taken."
for Doosan Babcock said: "Following an incident involving a
Doosan Babcock colleague at Hinkley Point B in April 2017, we launched
an internal investigation and have been co-operating with the ONR
a result we have now been issued with an improvement notice and
are working closely with our partners, EDF, to make the necessary