News Work Begins Find Missing Trio Following Didcot Power Station Collapse

Recovery work to clear the site of the collapsed Didcot Power Station will begin this weekend, the Health and Safety Executive has announced.

Equipment is already arriving on site in preparation for the recovery of the three missing demolition workers – Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea, Ken Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham – who are all feared dead following the collapse of half of the decommissioned Didcot A plant on February 23.

“Starting today, large equipment and people will be arriving on site to start work to enable the recovery operation to resume at the weekend, sooner if possible,” said the HSE and Thames Valley Police (TVP) in a joint statement.

“Progress with the plan over the coming days will be closely monitored by HSE and TVP.

“Our priority remains the recovery of the missing men so they can be returned to their families and to understand what caused this incident. Specialist officers from Thames Valley Police continue to support the families and are providing them with regular updates on the progress of this work.”

Michael Collings, 53, from Cleveland, North Yorkshire, died and five others were injured in last month’s collapse.

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