The new edition of Construction & Demolition Recycling is out now and makes for fascintaing reading, particularly the Myth Busters article on page 36
Further details can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/5b4anp
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:
The National Federation of Demolition Contractors’ 2008 Annual Convention in Palma, Majorca was a great success. A brief photo/video resume of the event is attached here:
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JCB has issued a brief but cool video highlighting their (growing) presence in the demolition and recycling sector.
You can read the full story here: http://tinyurl.com/62z2z8
Accidents happen in all industry sectors. Unfortunately, when they happen in the demolition industry, they have a nasty habit of making it onto the front page of the trade press, thereby reinforcing the stereotype of demolition as an unsafe business as can be seen here: contract-journal
All too often, the media portrays the demolition industry as a nasty, dirty business that wreaks havoc on the environment and local wildlife. So it is pleasing to report that at least one US newspaper has had the good sense to dig a little deeper to find some true environmental benefits to the demolition of an ageing dam.
More details can be found here: http://www.cabinet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080807/MERRIMACK01/537311918/-1/merrimack01