Opinion – Six is the new Four

On Wednesday last week, I was invited onto a BBC South news show that marked the sixth anniversary of the Didcot Disaster. The show was recorded remotely: a TV researcher in Oxfordshire; and me at home in Surrey. While sound engineers were checking recording levels, the researcher asked why I had pursued this disaster with…Read moreRead more

The disgrace of Didcot

On 23 February 2016, the boiler house of the Didcot A Power Station partially collapsed, claiming the lives of four demolition workers. Six years on, our longest-ever livestream is dedicated to the long running and as-yet-unresolved investigation that has now been running for 2,190 days.

Opinion – Six years of suffering

Maybe I should have paced myself. Maybe I should have squirrelled away some meaningful words, a nifty yet profound turn of phrase. And maybe, if I had thought we might still be talking about the lack of resolution to the investigation into the Didcot Disaster that claimed the lives of four demolition workers in 2016,…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #225

In today’s show: No news is bad news as the Didcot investigation looks set to drag on; we’re out on site with Content with Media’s Peter Haddock as he checks out the UK’s first Cat 395 excavator; there are calls for expelled migrant workers to be invited back to the UK to help ease the…Read moreRead more

Didcot – No news is bad news…

In a little over five weeks, the demolition industry will mark the sixth anniversary of the Didcot Disaster in which four demolition workers were killed. In light of the intransigence of the investigating authorities and the ongoing lack of resolution, DemolitionNews has used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain an update from Thames Valley…Read moreRead more

Comment – No end in sight

At noon today, a pre-inquest review of the Didcot disaster is scheduled to be heard at the Coroner’s Court in Oxfordshire. That review comes 1,974 days after a part of the boiler house at the Didcot A Power Station collapsed while undergoing demolition. Four demolition men lost their lives that day. And it is to…Read moreRead more

In memory of the #Didcot4…

At 4.04 pm today – four minutes and five years after the boiler house at Didcot A Power Station collapsed claiming the lives of four men – DemolitionNews will premiere a new film that recalls that fateful day and the lack of progress since. In addition, we will be hosting a LiveStream show dedicated to…Read moreRead more

Didcot – Police remain non-committal…

Thames Valley Police issue statement on 5th anniversary of Didcot Disaster. Thames Valley Police, the police authority responsible for investigating the cause of the Didcot A Power Station collapse in which four demolition workers were killed in 2016, have paid tribute to those who died in the incident. “…Today marks the fifth anniversary of the…Read moreRead more

Didcot – Five years of anguish…

Lack of progress prolongs the agony. 1,825 days ago, the landscape of the UK demolition industry changed forever when the boiler house at Didcot A Power Station collapsed, killing four workers. 1,825 days ago, the reputation of the UK demolition was tainted as the sector’s safety record was laid bare before the watching world. 1,825…Read moreRead more

Three unaccounted for in Ohio collapse…

One person is in the hospital and at least three are unaccounted for after a power plant in Ohio collapsed while workers were inside. The Killen Generating station in Adams County, Ohio collapsed while workers were inside dismantling the plant. Search and rescue crews are on site. Adams County Sheriff Kim Rogers said that initially…Read moreRead more