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Carmageddon II – The Sequel…

LA drivers braced for another weekend of traffic chaos. After ‘Carmageddon‘ and ‘Jamzilla’, motorists in Los Angeles are bracing for perhaps their worst weekend of road chaos ever. Residents of a city famous for its attachment to cars and the daily gridlock that results have been warned that the ‘Century Crunch’ could “could screw everything […]

Joining forces…

DemolitionNews announces new used equipment joint venture with UK Plant Traders. DemolitionNews.com is delighted to announce that it is joining forces with UK Plant Traders to bring readers a new level of service in the used equipment field. Within the next few days, UK Plant Traders will take over the provision of used equipment content […]

Video – Belgrave revisited…

AR Demolition publishes more stunning video footage from flyover contract. Yesterday we brought you a film of AR Demolition’s controlled dismemberment of the Belgrave flyover in the heart of Leicester. The film quickly leapt to the top of our most-viewed item of the day and is still racking up views today. But little did we […]

Theft File – Multiprocessor stolen…

Please be on the lookout for a multiprocessor and full set of jaws stolen from a site in Scunthorpe. Readers are asked to be on the lookout for a 2012 model Northerntrack MK20 multi-kit processor – Serial number V1153 – that was stolen from a site in Scunthorpe yesterday. Also stolen was a full set […]

Jobs – Ling lures supervisor…

Ling Group seeks a Kent-based demolition supervisor. As an air of positivity continues to wash over the London and Southern demolition region, Ling Group has become the latest company to seek to swell its ranks. The company is actively seeking a qualified demolition supervisor will be responsible for the day to day running of small […]

Belated farewell…

Marking the passing of Graham Fry of G Fry Demolition whose funeral took place late last week. It is with regret that we must belatedly report the passing of Graham Fry, managing director of Nottingham-based Fry Demolition. Born in 1952 and a former farmer, Fry was a well-known and much-respected member of the Midlands demolition […]

Video – Bombed out…

Rotar pulveriser gets to grips with bomb-proof radar station. A former World War II bomb-proof radar station is proving no match for a state-of-the-art piece of demolition machinery. Durham-based MGL Demolition is using the Rotar RDP42 pulveriser to make light work of demolishing the reinforced concrete station at RAF Boulmer. The station, which used to […]

Safety blitz highlights industry failings…

Enforcement action required at one in six sites. A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited. During a concentrated two-week period of proactive inspections, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) demanded improvements, and in some cases put an immediate […]

Video – Miners bid farewell to tower…

Blast drops South Yorkshire coal mine landmark. The tower at South Yorkshire Maltby coal mine is no more. Situated in England’s Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, the Yorkshire coal mine has been in existence since 1914. At its peak, the mine was capable of producing more than one million tons of coal a year. Ex-miners and […]

Video – Bridge blast raises drone near-miss fears…

Safety fears after pilot reports near miss with drone in Cleveland. The FAA is continuing its investigation into a near miss with a drone reported by a helicopter pilot over Cleveland last Friday. According to local news reports, the pilot was at 1,700 feet – well above the permitted 400 foot drone flight ceiling – […]

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