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DIDCOT DEMOLITION DISASTER UPDATE

Death of four men at power station marked by a minutes silence

It has been reported by Heart Thames Valley that a minutes silence will be held on 23rd February 2017 in memory of the four men who died in the Didcot Power Station Collapse in February 2016.

More than 1,300 statements are said to have been taken by the police plus vast amounts of physical and documentary exhibits, images and video footage which are being used to understand the circumstances of the collapse.

Thames Valley Senior Investigating Officer Det Ch Inspector Craig Kirby told Heart:

“Given the scale and unprecedented nature of this incident, the highly complex investigation being conducted, is progressing at pace. The evidence is being examined by both TVP and HSE, with assistance from forensic archaeologists, metallurgists and structural engineers.

In the coming months TVP and HSE will have completed their work at the Didcot site, and the investigation will continue off-site. Thames Valley Police and HSE are entirely committed to uncovering why this tragedy happened and will seek justice for those affected, should any wrongdoing be found to have taken place.”

Christopher Huxtable, Kenneth Cresswell, John Shaw and Michael Collings died after the partial collapse of the boiler house at the Didcot A plant on February 23 2016. Two other men also sustained serious injuries.

Keith Cundall of lawyers Irwin Mitchell said:

“The lives of the families we represent have been changed forever and the uncertainty about the current situation continues to cause them an unbelievable amount of distress, particularly after the ordeal they went through before their loved ones were finally recovered. The families want to know why this terrible event occurred and we will support them in getting the answers they deserve.”

Supt Rory Freeman, LPA Commander for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse, said:

“Today will I imagine be another challenging day for the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic incident. My thoughts remain with them and those who suffered injuries, and we continue to support those affected and give them the answers as to why their loved ones lost their lives.”

HSE Chief Inspector of Construction Peter Baker also paid his respects saying:

“My thoughts and those of all at HSE are with the families of those who died and were injured at Didcot, particularly today as we mark the first anniversary of this tragedy.

The HSE investigation team has been working tirelessly with our colleagues at Thames Valley Police to discover the circumstances behind the building collapse. We want to assure everyone affected by this incident and especially the bereaved families that we remain fully committed to identifying the cause.”

 

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