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Sizewell: Fire crews free unconscious person from ‘deep pit’ at power plant

PUBLISHED: 16:06 29 July 2014 | UPDATED: 16:41 29 July 2014

Sizewell A power station viewed from Sizewell beach

Sizewell A power station viewed from Sizewell beach

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Firefighters have rescued a person from a “deep pit” at Sizewell A power station near Leiston.

Crews from Leiston, Felixstowe, Lowestoft, Beccles and Woodbridge were called to the station, which has been closed since December 2006, at about 12.55pm, to reports of a person having fallen into a deep pit.

They arrived on scene to find the person unconscious but were able to lift them to safety and leave them in care of the ambulance service.

Sizewell A is currently coming to the end of the defuelling process before being decommissioned.

A spokesman for site operator Magnox said: “The air ambulance was called to the Sizewell A site following an industrial accident. The nature of the accident and the extent of the individual’s injuries is still being assessed.

“No radioactive materials were involved in the accident. A full investigation into the event will be undertaken.”

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