In less than a month, the industry will pause once again to reflect on the loss of four of their demolition brothers in what still ranks as the worst demolition accident in living memory. It will be the fourth time the industry has done so since the catastrophic collapse of the boiler house at Didcot…Read moreRead more
…and why we won’t be showing it. For some, it will mark the beginning of the end. For others, it will be merely the opening pages of a final chapter almost four years in the making; another painful reminder of an avoidable tragedy that unfolded to claim the lives of four working men back in…Read moreRead more
I promised myself that I would not comment upon the Didcot disaster again this year. With investigators still sifting through almost 900 tonnes of material evidence, the police have issued a well-meaning but ultimately meaningless statement that offers no new insight; no sense that the investigation is nearing its conclusion; and no closure for the…Read moreRead more
Experts still sifting through almost 1,000 tonnes of material evidence. As the industry prepares to mark the third anniversary of the Didcot disaster in which four demolition workers were tragically killed, DemolitionNews understands that forensic experts from Thames Valley Police and investigators from the Health & Safety Executive are still sifting through around 870 tonnes…Read moreRead more
In a little under two weeks, the global demolition community will fall silent once again as it remembers the four of its brethren that lost their lives so needlessly and so tragically at the Didcot A Power Station back in February 2016. This time last year, I was working on a commemorative article that attempted…Read moreRead more
Two years after the tragic death of four demolition workers in a boiler house collapse at the Didcot A Power Station, this one-off show looks back at the events of that day and the events that have transpired since.
Number of individuals facing corporate manslaughter charges. An evidence file has been passed to prosecutors by police investigating the fatal collapse of Didcot Power Station. At a pre-inquest review hearing at Oxford Coroner’s Court, Det Ch Insp Craig Kirby gave an update in Thames Valley Police’s investigation. He said it was looking at charges of…Read moreRead more
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…Read moreRead more