RIP Tony Hurley…

UK demolition industry mourns passing of former IDE president.

It is with great regret that we must report that sad passing of former Institute of Demolition Engineers president and industry stalwart, Tony Hurley. According to sources, Hurley passed away at his home in Spain in the early hours of this morning.

Hurley was a former chairman of the North East region of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors. But it was his devotion and dedication to the Institute of Demolition Engineers for which he will be best and most fondly remembered.

A lifelong demolition man who rose through the ranks to eventually become managing director of Ron Hull Demolition, Hurley was scheduled to celebrate 30 years as an IDE member this November. During that time, he held the position of president before becoming an honorary life fellow of the institute.

His contribution to the UK demolition industry is best summed up by his friend, Andrew Dale. “Tony was true gentleman and will be sadly missed not only by his lovely wife Christine, family and friends, but also by the UK demolition industry to which he gave great service over years,” Dale says. “Tony was one in a million.”