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Demolitions Gone Wrong, Terribly Wrong

Harllee Branch Generating Plants – Georgia

The coal-fired generating plant located in Putnam County, Georgia was set to be demolished. It had one of the tallest chimneys in the entire world and it stood 1001 feet tall. Boaters had always used the chimney to navigate Lake Sinclair. It was supposed to be knocked down on October 9th, 2016 but was rescheduled because of Hurricane Matthew.

 

Harllee Branch Generating Plants – Georgia

The demolition took place on November, 15th, and the explosion took down the entire stack after 4 attempts. The bold, tall chimney refused to tumble after the crew used three batches of 200 pounds of dynamite three different times in 6 hours. Finally, it fell like a tree after a bulldozer simply pushed the side with one small shove.