Archive for 'Accident'
Man who narrowly escaped during stack collapse now facing explosives prosecution. A Pell City contractor pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal explosives storage and record-keeping charges filed after his failed implosion of a 100-year-old smokestack that ended with the structure collapsing on top of the trackhoe he was operating to complete the job (we brought you […]
Operator has lucky escape as entire block falls. The operator of this excavator likely went home coated in a thick layer of dust. But the fact that we went home at all is a blessed relief as the entire block falls, narrowly missing his machine: Building Demolition Atl from Patricia Colacchio on Vimeo.
Urban explorers breach security to scale 22-storey Birmingham tower. In my time, I have abseiled down a 20-storey tower block as part of an organised charity event, and I have climbed numerous tower cranes as part of my job. Heights do not bother me. But I can’t bare to watch this video that shows “urban […]
Investigation underway after unplanned collapse spills former cinema into street. Parts of Newcastle city centre were brought to a standstill last night after the old Odeon cinema collapsed into the street. The old cinema is being demolished but onlookers told of their shock as the building “crumbled” into the street at around 11pm on Monday. […]
Cameraman captures moment debris hits neighbouring building in catastrophic collapse. The entirely foreseeable collapse of this building (which already looks several decades beyond its sell-by date) is merely the beginning. When the dust settles and the videographer realises that the excavator operator is unharmed, the attention switches to a neighbouring tower block that has been […]
Employee “sent to collect harnesses to make it look like accident was dead man’s fault”. Three company bosses have been jailed following the death of 25-year-old father of one, Benjamin Edge, who fell from a roof he was working on, without safety equipment and in windy conditions. Following the incident safety failings were covered up, […]
It is incredible that these people manage to breath without outside assistance. Thanks to countless cartoons, we are all familiar with the image of the man sawing the tree branch upon which he is sitting. Well, multiply that by about 10,000 and you might come close to understanding the stupidity of this dingus. Just days […]
North London rocked by explosion at former petrol station. A man in his 50s died in an explosion at a site in north London earlier today, police have said. Emergency services and the London Air Ambulance were called to an “industrial incident” on Swain’s Lane, Highgate, just after 14.00 GMT. The site was once a […]
Prosecution over fatal fall more than six years ago. TE Scudder, together with a self employed contractor, have been fined for safety failings after one man died and another was left seriously injured falling six storeys through a lift shaft. Southwark Crown Court heard on 17 January 2011 work was being carried out to decommission […]
40-watt club for the terminally dim welcomes first Russian member. There is virtually no need for explanation here. Just take a look at the opening shot of the video below, and you will get a pretty good idea f what is about to transpire. Sadly, the same cannot be said for the oxygen thief hitting […]