By Sam Foster
TNT is all fun and games. That is until the power lines start falling all around you. Yesterday afternoon, an Ohio cameraman caught footage of a demolition gone wrong as a tower standing in the Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant fell the wrong way.
Via Springfield News Sun
Site evaluations continued Thursday at the old Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant after a planned demolition of the smokestack caused the tower to fall the wrong way.
The 275-foot tower should have fallen on a cleared area to the east on Wednesday afternoon, but instead landed to the southeast, smashing a building housing back-up generators and knocking down two 12,500-volt power lines.
Once the site reviews are done in the next few days, debris removal will proceed as previously planned, said Mark Durbin, FirstEnergy Corp. spokesman.
“We’re being very methodical,” he said.
It’s too early to estimate the cost of any damage, Durbin said, or to say if any equipment will need to be replaced.
The demo contractor, Advanced Explosives Demolition blames a crack in the tower for the mistake.