Second body found under Didcot rubble
The search for three demolition workers killed in a collapse at Didoct power station in February has found a second body.
The contractors paused the removal of debris to enable specialists from Thames Valley Police, Fire & Rescue’s Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) and the South Central Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Recovery Team (HART) onto the site.
The body of Christopher Huxtable was recovered at Didcot Power Station on Wednesday 31st August. The second body was found on Wednesday 7th September.
The families of the remaining two missing men, Ken Cresswell and John Shaw, have been informed of the latest find and are receiving professional support.
“Our thoughts remain with the families of Ken Cresswell and John Shaw and we would ask that their privacy is respected during this incredibly difficult time,” the police statement said.
The boiler house of Didcot A power station in Oxfordshire collapsed unexpectedly on 23rd February 2016 during preparations for a controlled demolition by Coleman & Company. Brown & Mason has since taken over operations on site.
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This article was published on 8 Sep 2016 (last updated on 9 Sep 2016).