DemolitionNews reports on how a US demolition contractor sent an employee on a suicide mission.
Injuries climb to eight in building collapse at old Bethlehem Steel plant. Eight people have been reported injured — three of them critically — after a building collapse at the former Bethlehem Steel Plant in Sparrows Point, officials said. Baltimore County police and fire said all people were accounted for. Police initially said five people…Read moreRead more
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…Read moreRead more
Just over two years ago, when I helped the National Federation of DemolitionContractors launch their guidance on the safe use of high reach excavators, I stated that “thankfully, there has never been a fatality that could be directly attributed to a high reach machine”. Watching this video (and the numerous others that are widely available…Read moreRead more
A UK-based demolition company has been fined £15,000 ($27,000 approx.) after an electrician was seriously injured on site. Further details can be found here:
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.