Machine crashes several storeys – no news on operator.
At first glance, the excavator lying in a tangled heap atop a pile of debris looks too large to have been involved in top down works. But with nothing around it to offer any real perspective or scale, it is difficult to tell.
What is clear, however, is that this was the disastrous conclusion to an avoidable accident.
It is interesting to note the comments on the original source article in which top down is decried as an unsafe methodology. Obviously, the comments have been left by individuals with little or no demolition knowledge as – if it is practised properly – it is a highly acceptable and popular means of demolition.
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