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An Ohio power plant’s 275-foot tower was demolished on Wednesday, but the blast knocked it the wrong direction. No one was hurt but the collapse knocked out power to 4,000 customers

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A nearly 300-foot smokestack being demolished at an old Ohio power plant toppled in the wrong direction and sent spectators scrambling Wednesday before knocking down two 12,000-volt power lines and crashing onto a building housing backup generators, officials said.

No injuries were reported after the 275-foot tower at the unused 83-year-old Mad River Power Plant teetered and then fell in a southeast direction — instead of east, as originally planned — seconds after explosives were detonated.

 

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