Work to Recover Bodies at Didcot Halted

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Work to Recover Bodies at power plant

Contractors were forced to halt operations to recover bodies at Didcot Power Plant because they reached the exclusion zone.

Contractors are not able to continue work looking for bodies until the rest of the exclusion zone is demolished.  Four men died when the power plant collapsed during demolition work.  The remains of Ken Cresswell, 57; John Shaw, 61; and Christopher Huxtable, 34 have not yet been recovered.

A spokeswoman for Didcot Power Plant said, "Our contractors have now reached the 50m safety exclusion zone, which is in place as the remainder of the structure is currently considered unstable.  Sadly, this means that, until the remaining standing structure can be safely brought down, we have restricted access to the recovery area.  We understand that the time it is taking to recover these men is deeply distressing for their families, and we are in contact with them.  Our absolute priority is to recover their loved ones as quickly and as safely as possible."

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