Video – Latest inductee to 40-watt club

Another wholly avoidable demolition accident captured on camera. DemoltionNews reports.

Near-miss Down Under…

No-one hurt as scaffold falls onto road during morning rush hour. Four storeys of scaffolding collapsed during peak hour in Sydney’s south, but no one was hurt or trapped. Rescue crews have confirmed no one was under the Rockdale rubble after earlier fears a person was trapped when 25m of scaffolding crashed onto Frederick Street….Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Manhattan rocked by building collapse…

One person seriously injured as building collapses in NYC. A building under demolition partially collapsed yesterday on the West Side of Manhattan, injuring a construction worker. It happened at about 2:35 p.m. at a 4-story garage at 622 West 57th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues. Fire department spokesman Brian Norton says the worker rode…Read moreRead more

Two hurt during crane bridge demolition…

Man fell 75 feet but walked away. A century-old bridge crane being prepared for demolition collapsed prematurely Thursday at an industrial site in Superior, sending two workers to the hospital. The accident happened at the Graymont lime plant, on the waterfront near U.S. Highways 2 and 53, at about 3:45 p.m. as two demolition workers…Read moreRead more

Contractor prosecuted over safety failings…

Local resident reported company for working at height shortcomings. A demolition firm in Windsor has appeared in court after being caught on camera risking the lives of workers on the roof of a disused pub. A concerned member of the public contacted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) with photographs showing workers removing tiles from…Read moreRead more

Video – Engineering error in bridge fatality…

Surprise admission over bridge collapse that killed demolition worker. As a legal wrangle threatens to escalate between the various factions of killed demolition worker Brandon Carl, the demolition company behind the US bridge collapse that killed him have accepted that an engineering error may have contributed to the incident. In a letter from its assistant…Read moreRead more

Video – File under “HOLY CRAP”..

Video captures latest Chinese near miss. A dramatic video has emerged from China of an excavator operator narrowly missing being crushed during a building demolition. In the footage, captured in Chongqing, China, the operator can be seen using a hydraulic hammer to break down the lower half of a five-storey building. Rather than collapsing forward,…Read moreRead more

Video – Building collapse engulfs excavator…

WARNING – This one looks VERY serious. This film comes with no levity and no comment. This is a truly awful and unplanned collapse and we can only hope that – by some miracle – the operator survived.

Plans changed just hours before fatal collapse…

Adjustments made after bridge deck began to rise. A demolition plan for a Cincinnati highway overpass was changed hours before the structure collapsed last month, killing a worker, according to the contractor for the highway construction project. The plan for demolishing the overpass above Interstate 75 changed after steel beams supporting the structure’s concrete deck…Read moreRead more

Desire to profit played role in botched blast…

Cleveland Wrecking stands accused of rushing blast to make most of scrap prices. A demolition company’s desire to profit from favourable conditions in the scrap metal market contributed to the botched demolition of an old power plant in 2013, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. alleged last week in a lawsuit against the project’s general contractor…Read moreRead more