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New dedicated safety forum launches with clear aim. This month sees the official launch of The Demolition Safety Association (TDSA), a new web-based forum created to facilitate the sharing of best practice information and the sharing of information on incidents and near misses across the industry. The forum is seeking to promote health and safety […]
Moscow to demolish 8,000 Soviet-era housing blocks. Moscow city authorities are to tear down about 8,000 blocks of flats built in the 1950s and 1960s in a major clearance programme that will involve rehousing 1.6 million people in the coming years, it’s reported. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin told a council meeting on Wednesday that the decision […]
John F Hunt announces passing of deputy MD. Essex-based contractor John F Hunt has announced the sad passing of deputy managing director Dave Smith. A statement on the company’s website reads: It is with deep regret and sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Smith, Deputy Managing Director of John F Hunt Demolition. He […]
RWE NPower ends contract amidst ongoing investigation. The demolition company working at the site of a collapse at Didcot Power Station has lost its contract, according to the BBC. Operator RWE NPower said it was ending the demolition contract due to an ongoing investigation into the boiler house collapse in February that claimed the lives […]
Canadians consider inflatable tunnel to segregate site and pedestrians. DemolitionNews reports.
Walter Forshaw closes its doors after 85 years in business. Bolton-based Walter Forshaw Ltd has called in the receivers. Established in 1921, Walter Forshaw Limited had developed an enviable reputation within the demolition industry across the UK. Founded by Jessie Forshaw, the family-owned business grew to become one of largest demolition contractors in the North […]
Demolition giant to carry out demolition works at Euston Station. The £55 billion HS2 rail project, which will provide faster links from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, has awarded its first demolition contract. And Keltbray has won the prestigious project. According to Construction News, Keltbray will carry out the £2 million contract to demolish […]
Departure comes amidst federal probe into demolition drive. Jim Wright, a high-ranking Detroit demolition official, resigned on Wednesday. His departure comes amid a federal probe into the city’s program to tear down thousands of blighted properties. As deputy director of the Detroit Building Authority, Wright helped select demolition contractors for the program, which has been […]
E Rankin Ltd is the latest demolition company to close its doors.
Demolition crew takes pictures of “mannequin” only to find it is a dead body. Crews demolishing a Merriam home made a disturbing discovery Friday afternoon. A body was found in the rubble of the home in the 5400 block of Antioch Road next to Merriam Town Center. “I kicked in both doors walked through both […]