Didcot Power Station: Workers died of 'multiple injuries'

Power station collapse Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption The remaining section of the boiler house was brought down using explosives in July

Three workers killed when Didcot Power Station collapsed suffered "multiple injuries", a coroner said.

The remains of Chris Huxtable, Kenneth Cresswell and John Shaw were recovered in the past three weeks following the partial collapse of the boiler house at the Didcot A plant in February.

The inquest was opened and adjourned until November.

A fourth victim, Michael Collings, was recovered shortly after the collapse.

Fingerprints, dental records, tattoos and clothing were used to identify Mr Huxtable, 33, from Swansea, and Mr Cresswell, 57, and Mr Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham.

Demolition workers

Mr Creswell and Mr Shaw were demolition workers and Mr Huxtable was a burner.

The coroner said they all died on 23 February when the building collapsed.

The death of Mr Collings, 53, from Brotton, Teesside, was confirmed shortly after the collapse. He also died from multiple injuries.

Thames Valley Police and the Health and Safety executive are investigating the cause of the initial collapse.

The remaining section was brought down using explosives in July.

Image caption The body of John Shaw was the last to be recovered
Image copyright Creswell family/Thames Valley Police
Image caption The body of Ken Cresswell was discovered on 7 September
Image copyright Jade Ali
Image caption Christopher Huxtable had also been missing since the collapse in February
Image caption A major incident was declared after the boiler house collapsed

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