Bad day in Didcot area

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CosherB

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Delays due to a broken down train earlier in the day, now a major incident has been declared at the old Didcot A power station due to a building collapse - casulaties have been reported.
 
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TheManBehind

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Not affecting the train service.

That said, spent a few weeks working there a few years back whilst it was operating - hell of a lot of powdered fuel all over the place in the mills and burners. Explosion looks like the boiler house/furnace building, so could be something leftover?
 

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I have recently been working down at Grain B while demolition on-going at Grain A. They [the scrappers] appeared to cut through an awful lot of supporting steel work to weaken the structure prior to blasting the last few ''legs'' holding everything up.
Not a very nice place judging by the aerial shots on Beeb news. Deepest sympathy and condolences to families involved.
Quite literally Didcot looks a death trap! Somewhat removed, Grain scrappers pulled the turbine house main crane off the runway beams with nothing more than a very long piece of wire rope and a Volvo lorry tractor unit. Crude but effective. I know cos I watched 'em from GT house roof!!
 
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