Video – Explosive end for monster dragline…

Crane cables severed, the CDI way.

When a large piece of capital equipment like a mine dragline reaches the end of its working life, there are generally two options: 1. leave it to rot; or 2. invest a considerable amount of time and money to disassemble the steel hulk.

Controlled Demolition Inc. (CDI) has a third and far more spectacular option, however.

Acting as sub-contractor to Southern Salvage, CDI brought down the jib of this monster machine using the method that it knows best.