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Didcot Power station demolished in 10 seconds

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Didcot Power station demolished in 10 seconds

Didcot Power station demolished in 10 seconds

Three iconic cooling towers at Didcot power station were demolished today in a controlled explosion - crashing down in just ten seconds.Didcot A's 114.3m high towers were brought down using explosive charges at 7am. Minutes later, an electricity pylon nearby was seen on fire and up to 49,000 homes are said to have lost power.Didcot A in Oxfordshire ceased operation in 2013 after running for 43 years, and three of its towers were demolished in 2014.Four men died after the partial collapse of the boiler house at the plant in February 2016.Thames Valley Police and the Health and Safety Executive launched a joint investigation to consider corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and health and safety offences.Contracting firm Brown and Mason carried out Sunday's demolition.

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Didcot Power station demolished in 10 seconds

Three iconic cooling towers at Didcot power station were demolished today in a controlled explosion - crashing down in just ten seconds.Didcot A's 114.3m high towers were brought down using explosive charges at 7am. Minutes later, an electricity pylon nearby was seen on fire and up to 49,000 homes are said to have lost power.Didcot A in Oxfordshire ceased operation in 2013 after running for 43 years, and three of its towers were demolished in 2014.Four men died after the partial collapse of the boiler house at the plant in February 2016.Thames Valley Police and the Health and Safety Executive launched a joint investigation to consider corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and health and safety offences.Contracting firm Brown and Mason carried out Sunday's demolition.




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