Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Demolition of Chimney

The former Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant's 275-foot smoke stack crushes surrounding buildings as it falls the wrong way during its demolition Wednesday, Nov. 10.
“Oh no.”
Those were some of the last words heard before shouts to get back as the old Mad River Power Plant’s 275-foot tower toppled in the wrong direction about noon Wednesday.
The blasts should have sent the stack onto a cleared area directly to the east, but instead the tower crashed to the southeast.
No one was injured but the tower knocked down two 12,500-volt power lines and smashed a building housing back-up generators.