The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified Sellafield Ltd that it will be prosecuted under Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
The charge relates to an incident on 12 October 2021 at the Sellafield site where an employee sustained serious injuries after falling from a ladder while undertaking maintenance and repair work in a facility at the site.
The incident was a conventional health and safety matter and there was no radiological risk to the public.
The decision to commence legal proceedings follows an investigation into the incident by ONR, the UK’s independent nuclear regulator.
The first hearing is scheduled to take place at Carlisle Magistrates Court on 6 March 2023, at 2pm.