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Video – Car crushed as demolition goes awry…

Huge chunk of concrete crushes parked car. We simply don’t have the words to describe what you’re about to see. Sure, we could waffle on about exclusion zones, scaffolding and safe working practice. We could also question the crass stupidity of the person that sees an unguarded demolition site and immediately thinks this is a […]

In the interests of fairness and balance…

Demolition blasts back at our latest diatribe. Yesterday morning, we sent out the latest edition of This Week in Demolition, our weekly round-up of news, views, jobs, video and comment (if you don’t currently receive it, give us your details at the top right-hand side of this page). The subject to fall under our spotlight […]

You broke us…

…and yet we’re apologising! Those of you for whom no day is complete without a visit to the hallowed halls of Demolition News Towers might recall that we suffered a 12-hour outage earlier this year due to excessive traffic volumes. At that time, we upgraded our servers, met the wage demands of the Internet elves […]

Liberty bangs the Gong…

Aussie contractor shows its caring side. A 10-strong team of cyclists from Liberty Industrial set off to conquer the Sydney to Wollongong ride, a 90 km trek through the southern suburbs of Sydney and eventually into “The Gong”. The crew was made up of employees from the Clyde Refinery decommissioning project in Sydney, New South […]

Jobs – Join an award winner…

J. Bryan (Victoria) throws its award-winning hat into the recruitment ring. Fresh off the back of winning the Collaboration Award at the recent World Demolition Awards, leading North West of England contractor J. Bryan (Victoria) has set off on a recruitment hunt. With a series of high-profile, ongoing and upcoming contracts under its belt (including […]

Bird brained

Nesting cormorants delay Bay Bridge demolition by six months. The demolition of the Bay Bridge’s old eastern span will be delayed for at least six months because of nesting birds that refuse to vacate the structure. The plan was to build new nesting areas on the new eastern span for the hundreds of cormorants, that […]

A tragic contract…

H.E. SERVICES helps put April Jones case to rest H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd. has supplied machines for the demolition of the home of Mark Bridger, who was convicted of the murder of schoolgirl, April Jones in 2013. Work has just started to demolish the house in Ceinws, Powys after having been purchased by the […]

Man killed in basement collapse…

Excavator falls into basement during Tulsa school demolition A man died during the demolition of Tulsa’s old Mark Twain Elementary School Friday. He was operating an excavator when the ground gave way and it fell into a basement below. It created a very dangerous situation for rescue crews, who had to work slowly to recover […]

Bradley Airport demolition set for take-off…

Connecticut airport set to fall as contract is awarded. A Massachusetts company will demolish Bradley International Airport’s Terminal B, which closed in 2010, the Connecticut Airport Authority announced. S&R Corp. of Lowell, Mass., will also demolish a viaduct roadway that runs in front of the terminal, which is slated to be replaced in 2018. The […]

Civic Centre for the chop…

Iconic Reading building earmarked for demolition. The demolition of the Civic Centre in Reading has been approved by the council. The 1970s concrete building will be vacated over the coming few weeks. But the planning committee confirmed the nearby Hexagon theatre, also built in the 70s, would not be demolished during redevelopment of the area. […]

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