Archive for 'General'
World’s tallest vertical waterslide axed after boy is killed. The world’s tallest waterslide will be torn down in the wake of the accidental death of a 10-year-old boy. Caleb Thomas Schwab, the son of a Kansas state legislator, suffered broken neck while on the slide – the specific details surrounding his death have not been […]
Authorities move in to demolish home of notorious surf gang. For years, violence and intimidation have ensured that the Bay Boys – a Californian surf gang – have had the waves at Lunada Bay all to themselves. But using a combination of jackhammers and demolition crews dropped onto the surf by helicopter, the Bay Boys’ […]
We’re back baby! Regular readers of DemolitionNews (and if you’re one of them, then thank you) will have noticed that the site has been about as busy as a Hilary Clinton celebration party this past 12 days. And the reason is as unlikely as it was painful. In September last year, my appendix imploded – […]
Manufacturing plant struck by mini tornado. As digger enthusiasts will tell you, JCB is a global manufacturer that has 22 factories spread across four continents. So when new reached us of a mini tornado temporarily ceasing production, we were not entirely surprised. Those foreign climes in Asia and North and South America can be a […]
C&D Consultancy’s Matt Birch on his aspirations for the new Demolition Degree. As we reported recently, the Institute for Demolition Engineers (IDE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Wolverhampton that will see bespoke courses developed to give more than 100 people every year the chance to study for a Bachelor of […]
If you love diggers, you’re going to love this! It’s an equipment-heavy episode of Demolition TV this time around, with equipment from the likes of Volvo, Komatsu and LiuGong taking centre stage along with contractors such as Keltbray, Mick George Ltd and Ryan Demolition Services. So pour yourself a coffee, sit back, and watch some […]
Anglian Demolition strikes deal to reunite bowling balls with rightful owners. Contractors clearing a fire-hit site in the centre of Great Yarmouth have unearthed 200 bowling balls from the rubble. Now they are hoping to reunite them with their owners as work continues to breathe new life into the area. Fire broke out in a […]
Onlookers run for cover as tower block crumbles. This is the first time that we have featured a demolition video from Kuwait. And, based upon its content, that will come as no surprise. An uncontrolled tower block collapse sends onlookers – including children – scurrying as a dust cloud envelopes the street.
Staff worked on 19ft high roof with no scaffolding or harness. A demolition company has been fined £25,000 after his employees were found working on a roof without scaffolding. Stephen Malton, who ran as a sole trader under his company Prodem Demolition, admitted the breach in health and safety procedures by preventing his employees from […]
Controlled implosion fells gold frame headframe. Con Mine’s Robertson headframe, the tallest structure in Canada’s Northwest Territories, was levelled by a controlled explosion Saturday afternoon. At 76 metres tall, the white and black mine shaft with a red top hat was visible from nearly any vantage point in Yellowknife. The property was staked by Consolidated […]