Four demolition workers in hospital following New Jersey airport incident. A hangar set for demolition has collapsed at a New Jersey airport, injuring four of nine workers inside. The demolition workers were on the ground floor and second floor of the hangar when the metal building collapsed. The incident occurred at the Newark Liberty International…Read moreRead more
Sean Benschop enters guilty plea over Salvation Army store collapse. A Philadelphia heavy equipment operator pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering for his role in a botched building demolition that killed six people two years ago. Sean Benschop wants to “take responsibility for his actions and the responsibility he bears for the…Read moreRead more
Operator lucky as bridge collapses beneath him. An amateur video captures the moment a bridge collapsed, sending an excavator plummeting onto the road below. Thankfully, press reports suggest that the operator was unhurt and there were no injuries reported at the scene in Ashland County, Ohio.
Ignition of toxic fumes thought to be cause of explosion that claimed the lives of two. An explosion in an industrial unit in Norfolk that left two men dead was probably caused by a fireball, police have said. Post-mortem examinations on Barry Joy, 56, and Daniel Timbers, 29, found both men died from the effects…Read moreRead more
Inadequate demolition plans cited in incident that killed father of four. A federal investigation found “inadequate” demolition plans caused January’s fatal Hopple Street bridge collapse — and the company responsible for the incident has been levied a hefty fine and a major citation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday fined Kokosing Construction $14,000…Read moreRead more
Worker lost legs in Thames accident. A marine demolition company has been sentenced after an incident in which a worker’s legs were trapped resulted in him subsequently having to have them amputated. HSE said that the company had identified control measures for this type of work, but had not put them in place. Lee Pownall…Read moreRead more
Explosion at Harford Attachments claims lives of two. Two people are believed to have died following an explosion at excavator bucket and attachment manufacturer Harford Attachments earlier today. Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the company’s factory in Spar Road, Hellesdon, Norwich, at 9.20am. Norfolk Police said there were a “number of casualties”. These…Read moreRead more
Sentencing the latest chapter in sorry saga of now defunct demolition company. Euro Dismantling Solutions Limited was fined for safety failings after a man lost his life during demolition works. Bristol Crown Court heard how demolition work was taking place at former Cadburys Somerdale factory, near Bristol on 9 November 2011 when 31-year-old James Stacey…Read moreRead more
Owner estimates damages of $1 million. Officials say a fire at a Grand Rapids demolition and salvage business that sent a large plume of smoke wafting over parts of the city caused an estimated $1 million in damage. The fire was reported at Pitsch Companies. Witnesses reported explosions authorities say were from oxygen, propane and…Read moreRead more
Bridge collapse caught on surveillance cameras. Three workers in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, have been hurt when the bridge they were working on collapsed. The dramatic collapse was caught on surveillance video.