Building collapses on machine driver after he complained that it was too dangerous. In what must qualify as some of the worst demolition mismanagement it has ever been our job to report, a Kenyan excavator operator has narrowly escaped with his life after a Nairobi building collapsed on the JCB machine that we was operating….Read moreRead more
Russian company faces criminal charges after bridge dismantling goes tragically wrong. Four people were killed when the dismantling process of a bridge in Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast went horribly wrong on Tuesday, authorities said. The tragedy happened in the mid-morning at the Palmburgsky Bridge, also known as the Old Berlin Bridge, in Kaliningrad’s Moskovsky District, local…Read moreRead more
Another person auditioning for a role as an organ donor. Regular readers will know that we recently adopted the term “40-watt club member” to describe someone that is not that bright. Well, our latest inductee has just stepped forward; his application has been checked and verified; and we are pleased to confirm that the DemolitionNews…Read moreRead more
Demolition site fire closes London Bridge. DemolitionNews.com reports.
Dilapidated building falls into San Francisco street during demolition. DemolitionNews.com reports.
The inevitability of the outcome is apparently obvious to all but the perpetrator. You know that old cartoon schtick of the guy sawing off the very tree branch upon which he is perched? Well here’s the demolition equivalent. Quite what the guy involved expected to happen is anyone’s guess. But maybe he had time to…Read moreRead more
Anybody else see this happening long before it does? It is clear from the guy stood in the middle of the road dodging traffic that this outfit takes safety very seriously indeed – You can tell because he’s wearing a high vis’ vest. This attention to safety is further underlined by the full two feet…Read moreRead more
Fears for operator as excavator plummets during Kuwaiti demolition.