In the course of removing spent fuel rods from the Wylfa Magnox Reactor No. 1 on 31st July 1993, a lifting grab apparently broke loose from the re-fuelling machine and plunged into the reactor.
Subsequently, the then Chief Inspector of the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (Dr. Harbison) presented direct evidence during a prosecution case against Nuclear Electric Plc (the then operator) at Mold Crown Court (12-15 September 1995): Regina v Nuclear Electric Plc - Loss of parasol grab in Reactor 1 at Wylfa Nuclear Power Station on 31st July 1993.
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