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Unexplained death confirmed at AWE Aldermaston after serious construction incident, with Thames Valley Police and Office for Nuclear Regulation investigating





A person has died in an incident at AWE Aldermaston.

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has confirmed a worker – a 57-year-old man – died in a “serious construction incident” at the site last Thursday (July 6).

It said the incident did not involve any nuclear materials, but Thames Valley Police confirmed the death is being treated as unexplained.

An ONR spokesperson said yesterday: “We were informed about a serious construction incident at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston site on July 6, which has resulted in a construction worker fatality.

“Our thoughts are with the deceased’s family, friends and colleagues at this tragic time.”

The ONR confirmed its staff are working alongside other relevant authorities, including Thames Valley Police, which is currently leading the investigations on site.

A TVP spokesperson said: “Officers were called to AWE Aldermaston on Thursday evening (July 6) following reports of an industrial incident.

“A 57-year-old man was transported to hospital, where he sadly died.

“His next of kin has been informed and have been offered support. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“At the moment the death is being treated as unexplained and an investigation is currently ongoing alongside the ONR to understand the circumstances, in line with the national work related deaths protocol.”

The ONR added: “As this is a live investigation, we will not be commenting further so as not to prejudice those inquiries.

“The incident did not involve any nuclear materials and there are no radiological consequences to the public.”



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