Video – 40-watt club inductee #5…

The stupidity production line is in overdrive this week. It is the presence in the world of people like this that makes me lock the doors to Demolition News Towers each night. If brain cells were dynamite, this space cadet wouldn’t have enough to blow his (strangely absent) hat off. If it is true that…Read moreRead more

Video – 40-watt club inductee #4…

Stupidity does not recognise international borders. They may be thousands of miles apart, but two inductees to the Demolition News 40-watt club for the terminally dim share a common bond of stupidity. You may recall that a few weeks ago we brought you footage of this childhood consumer of paint chips. Then watch as this…Read moreRead more

Victim of US bridge collapse named…

Investigation ongoing after “pancake collapse” of Hopple Bridge. The worker who died when a I-75 overpass that was being demolished collapsed late Monday has been identified as transportation officials continue investigating the cause of the accident. Brandon William Carl, 35, of Augusta, Ky., was killed in the Hopple Bridge collapse, according to the Hamilton County…Read moreRead more

Video – Another bridge collapse, another life lost…

Worker killed during demolition of Cincinnati bridge. A worker was killed and a tractor-trailer driver injured when an interstate overpass undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati, fire and emergency medical officials said. The Cincinnati Fire Department said the collapse onto southbound interstate 75 happened near Hopple Street north of downtown at about 10:30 p.m. Monday. Police…Read moreRead more

Video – 40-watt Club keeps on growing…

How stupid are you; let me count the ways. Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Give a man a club hammer and he’ll be stupid for a lifetime. The latest recruit to the DemolitionNews 40-watt Club is a portrait in bad decision making and a fine example of why demolition…Read moreRead more

Video – Dust-up in Turkey…

Amateur footage captures collapse and ensuing dust cloud. Having hosted a European Demolition Association conference and several subsequent demolition conferences of its own, there is no doubt that Turkey is seeking to improve the image of its demolition industry. That image will not be helped, however, by this raw, amateur video that captures a multitude…Read moreRead more

Video – Operator has lucky escape…

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

Four killed in bridge collapse…

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

Video – And the latest member of the 40-watt club is…

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

Video – Site fire closes London Bridge…

Demolition site fire closes London Bridge. DemolitionNews.com reports.