Pre-inquest review imminent at Didcot…

Interim findings from Didcot investigation expected later this month.

Pre-inquest reviews will be held for the four men who died in the Didcot Power Station collapse of February 2016.

The pre-inquest review will be held at Oxford Coroner’s Court at County Hall in New Road on January 31 from 2pm. It will be in part to make plans for the final inquest hearing, including details of any witnesses who will need to give evidence.

Michael Collings, 53, from Cleveland; John Shaw, 61, Kenneth Cresswell, 57, both from Rotherham, and Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea, all died after part of the former boiler house at Didcot Power Station A collapsed as it was being prepared for demolition.

At the time of the collapse, Coleman & Company was undertaking preparatory work for the demolition of the former coal-fired boiler house. RWE NPower closed that part of the plant in March 2013 after 43 years of service.

The rest of the boiler house was brought down by explosives in July 2016.

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