Another wholly avoidable demolition accident captured on camera. DemoltionNews reports.
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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
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
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
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
Line ruptured as contractor rushes to complete works. Texas Gas Services was called to a site in East Austen after a demolition contractor ruptured a gas main. According to local news reports, the demolition works were taking place in advance of the SXSW event that is now less than a month away.
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
Section left standing after early morning blast. Yet another Las Vegas hotel turned into a pile of rubble early Tuesday. Although one section refused to succumb to both explosives and the pull of gravity, remaining defiantly erect. The 12-story Clarion casino-hotel became the 13th hotel to gain implosion infamy in a town with a reputation…Read moreRead more
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.