Woman Destroys UK Factory Where Dad Was Killed

Mother of two says she feels relief after she was given the chance to demolish the factory where her father was fatally scalded in 1995 in a steam accident.

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.

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