A contractor has been airlifted to hospital from the Urenco nuclear facility at Capenhurst after suffering a serious head injury after it is believed he was hit on the head.
Police closed a road near the Capenhurst Lane site to allow the air ambulance to land following today's (Wednesday, April 13) incident which was reported about 11.30am.
A North West Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the male casualty had suffered 'a significant head injury' after he was 'hit on the head by something'. He was flown to Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool.
Urenco spokesman Neil Fagan confirmed there had been an accident involving a contractor working on a giant construction project to build a £500m plant that will convert depleted uranium into a more stable and safer powder form.
He said the air ambulance had now left the site. He was unclear about the man's condition at this stage but was awaiting more details.
Cheshire Police spokeswoman Donna Hesketh said: "At 12.15pm we received reports of an incident in Capenhurst Lane involving a person who had sustained a head injury. The air ambulance was called and the road needs to be closed to allow it to land. Police were notified of this to assist with any traffic control in the area."
Further updates will be added when more information becomes available.