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Cawarden gives us a sneak peek of a unique machine. Derby-based Cawarden Co Ltd has taken delivery of a first-of-its-kind demolition spec excavator from JCB. The machine has been pressed into into immediate action, demolishing the Stafford police headquarters.
Emergency services called to industrial premises in Halifax shortly after 3 pm today. A man believed to be in his late 40s fell through a roof at the former premises of Nethercoats Joiners. He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Demolition work at the building has been ongoing for several weeks and the victim was […]
Derisory fine over death of a demolition worker. A Stephenville company has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the death of a worker at the Pampa Energy Center. Ironrock Resources, Inc. was cited for not providing a training program for employees potentially exposed to fall hazards. The accident occurred 9 […]
Heavy crane lift following factory fire makes for another epic AR Demolition film. Warwickshire-based AR Demolition was recently tasked with providing a turnkey solution to the problem of extracting a large, fire-damaged tower from middle of a working meat products factory complex n Nuneaton. The company’s specialist team developed a system of crane and hotworks […]
Two deaths, just a few days apart: one the source of global grief; the other, barely noticed. When the news broke that actor Paul Walker had died tragically in a car accident a few days ago, few could have predicted the almost global outpouring of grief. Newspapers, magazines and websites were filled with images of […]
Keith Elliott steps up. Keith Elliott has been appointed Chairman for Keltbray Group. Elliott first started to provide support and advice to the Board and the company’s Owner and Chief Executive, Brendan Kerr, when he was appointed Non-Executive Director to Keltbray in 2004. He will now take a more hands-on role to free up Owner […]
The latest edition of the all-new Demolition magazine is ready to read now. It is almost exactly a year since an unforeseen set of circumstances led us on the path that would culminate in the launch of the demolition industry’s first truly interactive demolition magazine. 12 month on and that magazine has gone from strength […]
Specialist demolition hirer boosts Doosan fleet. JCH Plant Hire Limited, the Coatbridge-based specialist demolition equipment rental company, has taken delivery of a new demolition specification Doosan DX300LC-3 Stage IIIB compliant 30 tonne crawler excavator, purchased from Scotia Plant Ltd, the Authorised Doosan and Bobcat Dealer for the central belt of Scotland. The new Doosan DX300LC-3 […]
Nigerian building collapse adds to roll call of horror. This time last week, former Institute of Demolition Engineers’ president John Woodward called for an end to the collapse culture that has seen dozens killed around the world in high profile accidents in Bangladesh, Latvia and South Korea. As Woodward was typing his words of wisdom, […]
More high def’ footage on a stunning power plant implosion. Regular readers will recall that, just over a week ago, we brought you a great video featuring the explosive demolition of Duke Energy’s retired W.H. Weatherspoon Plant. Well we now have some even more stunning footage of the implosion, this time shot from multiple angles […]