Midlands-based Coleman & Co. has taken delivery of a new Kocurek-modified Liebherr machine that boasts an upward reach of over 65 metre, making it arguably the UK’s largest. A full report on the new machine will appear in the September issue of Demolition & Disamntling but here’s a photo that shows just how big the…Read moreRead more
Komatsu claims that its Dash-8 excavator operator’s cab is its strongest yet. Having seen this video, it would be difficult to argue with that.
The removal and processing of foam insulation could cost the UK billions of pounds. Brian Watson, commercial director at CA Building Products, asks: who will foot the clean-up bill? In November last year, an issue that many building materials manufacturers have been forecasting for years finally reached the public consciousness. A factory in Scotland, built…Read moreRead more
The NFDC 2008 Convention in Palma, Majorca marked the official launch of the Federation’s new guidance on the deconstruction of high rise structures. As with the Federation’s crusher guidance, my involvement in the production of the publication prevents me from giving an impartial review but the following article does give an insight into the content….Read moreRead more
In response to the concerns shown by the UK’s Health & Safety Executive, the National Federation of Demolition Contractors has produced a new set of guidance notes on the safe use of mobile crushers in a demolition environment. As one of the co-authors of this work, I cannot be expected to give an unbiased rewiew…Read moreRead more
Mobile crushers are now a common site on demolition sites the world over; and the C-12+ from Extec is currently the world’s best-selling model. This video gives an indication of why.
The new edition of Construction & Demolition Recycling is out now and makes for fascintaing reading, particularly the Myth Busters article on page 36
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Whilst I hate to draw attention to accidents in an industry that has an improving safety record that is the envy of the construction sector, this video highlights precisely why equipment manufacturers invest millions refining operator cabs.
Setting aside the Jimi Hendrix soundtrack and the underlying political message at the end of this video, this is one of the scariest breaches of health and safety practice I have EVER seen: