Thought for the day…

Mates in Mind calls on industry to improve workplace mental health. A recent survey conducted by UK Construction Week, with support from Mates in Mind charity, has found that six out of 10 workers in construction have suffered mental ill-health because of their work. Mates in Mind is now calling on industry leaders and government…Read moreRead more

RAIDED!

Demolition company HQ raided as anti-collusion net tightens. Officers from the Competition & Markets Authority are understood to have intensified their probe into the demolition industry with another contractor raid this week. Industry news portal The Construction Enquirer is reporting that CMA officials raided the offices of a leading demolition specialist. An industry source said:…Read moreRead more

Redcar victims named…

Families pay tribute to beloved grandfathers killed in demolition accident. Police have named the two men who tragically died in an explosion at the former SSI site in Redcar. John Mackay, 49, and Tommy Williams, 65, died in an incident at the South Bank site on September 19. IT is understood that Tommy Williams was…Read moreRead more

Safedem succession secured…

Award-winning contractor to pass into employee ownership. Two-time World Demolition Contractor of the Year Safedem has been a major employer in Dundee for many years. Now it is to be owned by its employees. The award winning demolition contractor has announced that ownership of the company will pass to its workforce with immediate effect. It…Read moreRead more

Redcar tragedy update…

Recovery procedures ongoing after further blasts. The bodies of two men tragically killed in an explosion at the former SSI site might not be recovered for days, according to local newspaper reports. Several further blasts were reported over the weekend as fires continue to rage in towers at the South Bank site. Two men who…Read moreRead more

Onward and upward…

C&D Consultancy maintains upward trajectory with service expansion. Following a successful 12 months of major project awards and a shortlisting again this year in two categories at the World Demolition Awards C&D Demolition Consultants Limited has announced additional services to strengthen their portfolio of demolition related services. Mike Kehoe says “This year has seen an…Read moreRead more

Bracing for blast…

Ironbridge residents ready themselves ahead of cooling tower implosion. Residents of Ironbridge will have just 48 hours notice before the iconic Ironbridge cooling towers are imploded, it has been revealed. Developer Harworth Group said it was hoping to avoid turning the demolition into an attraction, bringing in people from across the country, so that a…Read moreRead more

Demolition magazine – Issue #32

A parting gift from us to you! By the time you get to see this, the offices of DemolitionNews.com will have closed for a two-week break in the sunshine. But we couldn’t leave you without some additional reading to get your teeth (eyes?) into. And so we are delighted to bring you the all-new Demolition…Read moreRead more

Car park raises police fears

Police station evacuated amidst demolition of multi-storey car park. Local newspapers in Lancashire are reporting that an emergency evacuation has taken place of an East Lancashire police station – amid safety concerns for a four-storey car park. Contractors are said to have sounded the alarm over the condition of Pendle Rise in Nelson. And police…Read moreRead more

At least we’re not this bad…

India sees the UK’s three scaffold collapses and raises them. Amidst all the hand-wringing that followed a week in which three separate UK demolition contractors dropped three separate piles of scaffold onto three separate UK streets, good ol’ Blighty can at least take some solace from the fact that we’re not quite as bad as…Read moreRead more