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Worker killed in exposed chute fall…

21-year old killed on Memphis site. OSHA is investigating the death of a 21-year-old who was working on the Sears Crosstown Building late Friday afternoon. Investigators say Zach Holliday died after he fell into a packaging chute. It appears to be an accident. Chris Holliday, Zach’s father, showed WMC Action News 5 the cemetery plot […]

Landmark towers could fall…

Consultation documents reveal Leytonstone demolition option. Two landmark towers could be demolished under plans to rejuvenate a London neighbourhood. Three options are being considered for the future of council-owned Fred Wigg and John Walsh towers, in Montague Road, Leytonstone (a town best known as the birthplace of David Beckham), which contain 234 flats between them. […]

Mick Williams blasts into Brown and Mason

Master blaster Mick Williams joins Brown and Mason ahead of intense period of explosive demolition.

Erith bags brownfield award…

Kent contractor recognised for conceptual design. Erith attended the Brownfield Briefing Awards last night and came away with the prestigious ‘best conceptual design’ award. The brownfield communities’ flagship event is recognised as one of the highest industry accolades and rewards technical and conceptual excellence in on-going projects over the last 12 months. The night was […]

Kingsnorth blast scheduled for this week…

Brown and Mason make ready for power station implosion. Part of a mothballed power station is set to be knocked down this week as work continues to demolish the landmark. Kingsnorth Power Station closed in March last year because it did not meet EU standards on pollution. The whole structure is set to be demolished […]

Video – Tower topples excavator…

Unplanned collapse causes excavator to flip. We can’t be sure where this was shot – although, to our untrained eye, the captions look vaguely Turkish – but regardless of the location, this film is a perfect illustration of at least two safety shortcomings: Make sure your machine has sufficient reach; and make sure you have […]

Outcry over tower that fell the wrong way…

Fury as dust cloud engulfs residents. The final phase of the demolition of the Sunoco 10 Plant on Saturday did not go as expected and township commissioners are furious. At Monday night’s board of commissioners meeting, commissioners Vince McCormick and Dave D’Angelo expressed disgust with the process, stating that residents were unnecessarily put at risk. […]

Woodward helps safeguard the future…

Former IDE president seeks to engage next generation of demolition men and women. Training in the UK construction and demolition industries is generally reactive; training those that we already have and hoping against hope there will be enough skilled workers to go around. Little wonder then that the industry is regularly beset with a skills […]

Comment – Exclusive, but not in a good way…

Is the demolition industry intrinsically racist, sexist and homophobic? Demolition News reports.

Video – Gone in 30 seconds…

Time-lapse film captures Canadian bridge demolition. The work to demolish a bridge over the 401 highway in Montreal might have taken a weekend possession that worked through the night, but – thanks to some time lapse footage and some very nifty editing – the meat of the contract is captured here in a stunning 38 […]

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