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No-one hurt as scaffold falls onto road during morning rush hour. Four storeys of scaffolding collapsed during peak hour in Sydney’s south, but no one was hurt or trapped. Rescue crews have confirmed no one was under the Rockdale rubble after earlier fears a person was trapped when 25m of scaffolding crashed onto Frederick Street. […]
Caterpillar calls halt to high reach partnership. DemolitionNews understands that the joint venture agreement between equipment giant Caterpillar and French machine conversion specialist Demlone has run its course. The deal, which extended Caterpillar’s demolition offering to include machines like the Cat Dem 50, has apparently ended. Furthermore, according to industry sources, a factory-fit replacement for […]
National Demolition Association sets date, venue and programme for 2009 Academy. The National Demolition Association’s Demolition Academy – an intensive safety and management training event – will take place this year for the first time at the OSHA Training Institute in Arlington Heights, Illinois from 14 to 16 October. The Demolition Academy begins on October […]
A West Virginia town is planning to recoup the cost of demolishing 17 buildings from the owners that have left them in a poor state of repair. City leaders in Wheeling, West Virginia plan to use their home rule powers to recover $209,290 from 17 property owners for demolishing structures that were deemed dilapidated. “For […]
Acoustics specialists Campbell Associates is latest to sign up on Business Directory. Campbell Associates has become the latest company to join our fast-growing Business Directory. The acoustics specialist company behind the CadnaA sound prediction and monitoring software has enjoyed an extremely high profile recently with appearances on teh Institute of Demolition Engineers’ Roadshow, in the […]
Chicago waits with bated breath to find out if it has been selected as the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. But airborne dust has already sparked health concerns. With demolition work in preparation for the London 2012 Games still taking place just a few miles from my front door, it’s easy to forget that […]
A demolition worker has been severely burned in a fire at Robles Demolition. Several fire crews were last night working to contain a fire caused when routine welding or hot cutting works at a demolition company’s headquarters resulted in an explosion that left one worker severely burned. Initial reports suggest that the worker set off […]
Yet another tale of suicidal bid pricing from the US; this time a wastewater plant in Palm City. We are beginning to suspect that someone has circulated a memo to US demolition contractors that advises them to abandon all common sense and business acumen during the current recession, and merely submit bid prices that verge […]
National Demolition Association says US regulation is needed to encourage recycling. Michael Taylor, executive director of the National Demolition Association in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, said there are about 14 different materials from a demolished structure that could be recycled. The association represents more than 900 demolition companies across North America. Taylor said the marketability […]