Video – Finnish bridge collapse footage…

Footage emerges of the moment a Finnish overpass collapsed onto the road below. Yesterday we brought you the breaking news of a Finnish bridge that had collapsed during routine demolition works onto the road below, and we promised to bring you the footage of the collapse. Well, after much searching (and more than a little…Read moreRead more

Finnish bridge collapse…

Overpass collapses onto road that had remained open. It is just a few short hours since the European Demolition Association bandwagon rolled into Helsinki to deliver its message of best practice and cross-continent unity to the good folks of Finland. What better time for the great god of irony to conspire to drop a demolished…Read moreRead more

Washington worker killed

Investigations underway after man is crushed by steel beam. Washington state officials are investigating after a 52-year-old Whatcom County man working with a friend on a demolition job was fatally crushed beneath a steel beam. The Bellingham Herald reports (http://is.gd/7ERlFJ ) that James Loyd Bost was helping to scrap a cyclone air separator on Monday….Read moreRead more

Video – Why football has no place on site…

A sure-fire winner of freak accident of the week. I am sure that some demolition workers would have you believe that this video – quite possibly staged – captures the on site dichotomy of skilled worker and less skilled manager. However, the real message is far more simple: If you’re going to play football, do…Read moreRead more

Excavator falls onto train tracks…

Excavator falls through bridge onto Revere train tracks. DemolitionNews reports.

Supervisor found guilty over Keysham fatality…

Former EDS man awaits sentencing. Site supervisor Paul Priestley has been found guilty of a failure of care after a worker plunged to his death whilst gutting the former Cadbury’s Somerdale factory in Keynsham. Priestley, 54, of Halifax, denied failing to take reasonable care for the health and safety of others at work, contrary to…Read moreRead more

Keynsham fatality case comes to court…

Demolition site supervisor on trial after worker falls to his death gutting Keynsham factory A demolition man is on trial after a worker plunged to his death whilst gutting the former Cadbury’s Somerdale factory in Keynsham. James Stacey was using a mini-digger to push a large piece of fibreglass tank from the fourth floor of…Read moreRead more

Demolition man dies from injuries…

Industry chalks up another fatality. A demolition worker has died of injuries he suffered when he was crushed on a Yorkshire demolition site. Andy Hagan, 35, who is believed to have lived in Allerton, was reported to have been partially buried when a wall collapsed at the former Deighton Centre in Huddersfield. He died of…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Man injured on Huddersfield site…

Worker partially buried by wall collapse. A man has been badly injured on a demolition site in Huddersfield, according to local newspaper reports. The worker is thought to have been partially buried when a wall collapsed at the former Deighton Centre. The man was one of a number of contractors who have been carrying out…Read moreRead more

Keltbray collapse update…

Contractor confirms that it was one of their own that was injured in this week’s collapse. Keltbray has issued a new statement on the central London collapse that left one man injured. “With reference to the incident on 20 April in Portugal Street, London, where Keltbray is working on the demolition of a building when…Read moreRead more