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Home of double killer to be felled today. Demolition of the Clemmons home that once belonged to Pazuzu Algarad and his self-proclaimed wife, Amber Burch, could begin as early as Friday morning. Pazuzu Algarad is accused of killing two men and dumping their bodies in a shallow grave in the back yard of his home […]
Contractor confirms that it was one of their own that was injured in this week’s collapse. Keltbray has issued a new statement on the central London collapse that left one man injured. “With reference to the incident on 20 April in Portugal Street, London, where Keltbray is working on the demolition of a building when […]
Damaged stand at home of Northern Ireland football team scheduled for demolition. The damaged West Stand at the famous Windsor Park stadium is to be demolished. Cracks were found in the structure following Northern Ireland’s 2-1 win against Finland in the Euro 2016 qualifiers during which some 4,000 spectators filled the stand.
Demolition work begins on famed record company building. Demolition work began Saturday at the fire-damaged former headquarters of the famed recording company that created what came to be called “The Sound of Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia International Records building is being torn down to make way for a 47-story tower that will be part hotel, part […]
Air ambulance called following Aldwych collapse. Some 200 people, including workers and students at the London School of Economics (LSE) have been evacuated from the area around Aldwych after a building in Portugal Street collapsed. The building is also close to the Royal Courts of Justice and Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Witnesses reported a “large crash” […]
Utah bridge gone, gone, goodbye. We have featured so many bridge demolition films of late that there’s a danegr that we’ll start repeating ourselves. But watch as Utah Department of Transport crews completely demolish the bridge over I-15 at 400 North in 45 seconds. The freeway was shut down in both directions overnight on the […]
The first EC480D HR high reach demolition excavator to be deployed in the Benelux countries is doing battle with an old NATO military base. Located on the North Sea coast in the northern Flanders region of Belgium, the village of Zeebrugge literally ‘Bruges on Sea’ is located at the end of an eight mile (13km) […]
Specialist hirer achieves certification. Plantforce, the plant hirer with a specific focus on the demolition sector, has been awarded OHSAS 18001 Certification for Health & Safety Good Practice and ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management Systems. According to Plantforce Managing Director Claire Trott, “Achieving these certificates recognises that the procedures we have in place at […]
Mine implosion fails to drop structure. A planned demolition at the site that was once home to the Cassidy Lake potash mine did not go as planned Saturday morning. The demolition began at 8 am and after the primary detonation occurred, the structure was still standing. CBC News has learned the blast was supposed to […]
Acrimonious marriage breakup cited in unexpected company closure. DRS Demolition National, the St Austell-based contractor responsible for the dismantling of the MSC Napoli in 2007, has today closed its doors. Although no official statement has been released, DemolitionNews understands that the closure is linked with an acrimonious marriage split between founder and director David Shrigley […]