In memory of the #Didcot4…

At 4.04 pm today – four minutes and five years after the boiler house at Didcot A Power Station collapsed claiming the lives of four men – DemolitionNews will premiere a new film that recalls that fateful day and the lack of progress since. In addition, we will be hosting a LiveStream show dedicated to…Read moreRead more

Didcot – Police remain non-committal…

Thames Valley Police issue statement on 5th anniversary of Didcot Disaster. Thames Valley Police, the police authority responsible for investigating the cause of the Didcot A Power Station collapse in which four demolition workers were killed in 2016, have paid tribute to those who died in the incident. “…Today marks the fifth anniversary of the…Read moreRead more

Some welcome good news…

Injured demolition worker on the road to recovery. Regular readers will recall that at the end of July last year, we reported on an incident in which a young female demolition operative was seriously injured on a site in Essex. There was an outpouring of sympathy and support across the industry as young Shannon Brasier…Read moreRead more

Coming Clean…

Exclusive interview on incident that brought site to standstill; and the report that has the industry talking. A few days ago, DemolitionNews brought you details of the report into an incident in which an AR Demolition excavator fell partially into an unseen underground void. (You can read it here). Well that report has already become…Read moreRead more

Comment – Coming Clean…

About a week ago, I was made aware of an incident on a site in Nottingham here in the UK. No-one was hurt; but reporting on incidents, accidents and fatalities is the biggest single downside of my chosen profession. However, a week on, and having received numerous photos of the incident in question (14 –…Read moreRead more

Taking ownership…

AR Demolition uses site incident as industry learning opportunity. AR Demolition’s Richard Dolman, the newly-elected president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, has proven that he is a man of his word by not just coming clean about an on site incident, but actively using that incident as an industry learning opportunity. The email servers…Read moreRead more

Two hurt in Chinese demolition accident…

This closed circuit TV footage captures the moment that a wall collapsed onto a supermarket in eastern China’s Jiangxi province as demolition work took place on a neighbouring building. Local TV reports that the unplanned collapse injured one elderly man and a staff member.

Body of second worker recovered…

The body of a second worker killed in a power plant collapse in southern Ohio has been recovered, according to his employer. A spokesman for Detroit-based demolition contractor Adamo Group expressed “tremendous sorrow” in saying loved ones had been notified of the recovery of the body of 47-year-old Jamie Fitzgerald from the Killen Generating Station…Read moreRead more

Return of the Holy Crap Files…

We have a new inductee into demolition’s Hall of Shame. Those of you that have been reading DemolitionNews for a while might recall that we ran a series of videos that we called The Holy Crap Files (if you’re interested, the YouTube playlist still exists). It was our collection of the type of demolition practices…Read moreRead more

Ohio collapse claims life…

Workers searching the rubble of the collapsed Killen Generating Station in Adams County have recovered the body of Doug Gray, 42, one of two workers missing after the Wednesday collapse of the closed power plant. Adams County Sheriff Kimmy Rogers said the recovery happened earlier Saturday evening, but could not say what time. The Killen…Read moreRead more