January 17, 2023

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Hinkley Point worker bus overturns injuring 54

A bus carrying workers to Hinkley Point in Somerset has overturned in icy conditions injuring 54 of the 70 onboard.

Hinkley Point C Powerstation under construction CREDIT: EDF

The incident, which took place at 6am on the A39, was carrying construction workers to their shift when it reportedly swerved to avoid a motorcylist.

Emergency services – which included the Air Ambulance – worked to release passengers trapped in the vehicle.

Following a triage site set up at the scene, 24 of the injured were sent to hospital for further treatment.

Construction began on the nuclear power plant in 2017 – one of eight commissioned by the UK Government – and is expected to be completed in 2027.

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