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Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Man dies while working at Sellafield nuclear plant

An investigation has been launched after the sudden death of a man at Sellafield.

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Sellafield

It is unclear exactly why the man died, but police have said that they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances.

Cumbria Police was called to the nuclear plant to reports that a man had died.

A spokesman for the force said: “There are no suspicious circumstances.”

The man, who has not yet been identified, was working for Hargreaves, a contractor on site.

A spokesman for Sellafield said in a statement: “Sadly, we are able to confirm that a colleague working for one of the contracting companies at the Sellafield site passed away while working in a non-radiological area of the site [yesterday] morning.

“Senior staff from Hargreaves, the company for whom the individual worked, are in touch with his family. Our thoughts are with them at this sad time.”

Both the coroner and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been informed. It is standard procedure to inform the HSE of any accidents or deaths at work, who carry out their own investigation alongside police.

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