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Last body recovered from Didcot site

The body of the third and final demolition worker missing since part of the Didcot power station collapsed earlier this year was recovered yesterday (11 September).


The body of John Shaw from Rotherham was found underneath rubble on Friday and emergency services formed a guard of honour while it was removed from the site.

“A joint Thames Valley Police and Health and Safety Executive investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances of his death,” Thames Valley Police said in a statement. 

Shaw is the last of four victims to be found at the Didcot site since its boiler house collapsed on 23 February. Michael Collings was recovered soon after the incident, Christopher Huxtable from Swansea was found on 31 August and Ken Cresswell from Rotherham was located last week. 

All four men were employed by Coleman & Company.

Managing director Mark Coleman said: “Our thanks go to the incredible work of the emergency services, rescue teams and all the volunteers who have taken part in the past seven months. We are in your debt.” 


Keeley Downey was the former assistant editor of IOSH Magazine. Previously she was editor of Biofuels International, Bioenergy Insight and Tank Cleaning Magazine


  • A dreadful incident

    Permalink Submitted by Sylvia on 14 September 2016 - 01:03 pm

    A dreadful incident compounded by the time to recover loved ones no words just compassion to everyone who has been affected


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