Woman demolishes UK factory where dad killed

January 15, 2012 - 12:57 PM
Britain Demolition For Dad

A view of the Campbell's Soup Tower in King's Lynn, as it is demolished by a series of controlled explosions early this morning. Sunday Jan. 15, 2012. It was a daily reminder of the death of her father in an industrial accident _ but a mother of two says she feels relief after she was given the chance to demolish the factory where he suffered fatal injuries. Sarah Griffiths, 41, won a competition to lead the demolition on Sunday of a tower owned by Campbell's Soup food manufacturer. It was the site where her father Mick Locke suffered fatal scalding in 1995 in a steam accident.(AP Photo/Rui Vieira/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

LONDON (AP) — It was a daily reminder of the death of her father in a British industrial accident — but a mother of two says she feels relief after she was given the chance to demolish the factory where he was killed.

Sarah Griffiths won a competition to lead the demolition Sunday of a tower owned by Campbell's Soup food manufacturer. It was the site where her father Mick Locke was fatally scalded in 1995 in a steam accident.

After she triggered the series of explosions which downed the factory in King's Lynn, eastern England, the 41-year-old Griffiths said the event had given her a "chance of closure."

She said the tower has been "a constant reminder that I have been robbed of my dad."

The site was being cleared for a new commercial and retail development.