Didcot: Search for missing dead continues after demolition

The search for three men killed in the Didcot power station collapse has been resumed, after demolition of the remaining boiler house structure. The demolititon works of npower’s plant took […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The search for three men killed in the Didcot power station collapse has been resumed, after demolition of the remaining boiler house structure.

The demolititon works of npower’s plant took place yesterday at 6 a.m. with help of remote operated robots “for safety reasons”.

The decomissioned power station collapsed in February killing four people. It was considered too unsafe to try and recover the bodies of three workers but npower has been criticised by families of the missing, for the delay in recovery which they say could and should have been done by now.

In a statement npower said: “We understand that the time taken to locate Ken Cresswell, Chris Huxtable and John Shaw has been deeply upsetting for their families. Now that the building has been brought down an inspection has confirmed that the area and debris pile are safe and our contractors have resumed the recovery operation.

“We will continue working seven days a week 12 hours a day to help return these families’ loved ones to them as soon as possible.”