Investigation underway in Gwangju…

Rumours suggest demolition workers had evacuated before fatal collapse. Police have launched an investigation into the building collapse in Gwangju that left nine people dead. They have also conducted a forensic examination of the scene in a bid to uncover the exact cause of the collapse. The five-story building collapsed during demolition yesterday, leaving nine…Read moreRead more

Korean collapse kills nine

At least nine people have been killed and eight injured when a five-storey building collapsed suddenly today while undergoing demolition in South Korea. The building collapsed as it was being demolished in Gwangju, some 270 kilometers of southwest of capital Seoul, officials at the Gwangju Fire and Safety Headquarters said. Gwangju Fire and Safety Headquarters…Read moreRead more

Comment – Two nations divided by a single aim

How can the American authorities investigate, prosecute and close a fatal industrial accident in 17 months while, 63 months later, a UK investigation into a similar incident remains ongoing with no end in sight? Take two power plant collapses. In one, two men are tragically killed. It would take a month – including Christmas and the…Read moreRead more

OSHA cites two over Killen collapse

Fines handed down over power plant collapse that killed two. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has handed down fines to two demolition companies involved in a power plant collapse that killed two workers back in December 2020. The workers were killed when a 14-storey structure fell at the Killen Power Plant. The bodies of…Read moreRead more

Nominal fine for fractured ankle…

A contractor has been fined £600 after an employee was hit by falling debris from a wall that was being demolished in an unsafe manner. Blackpool Magistrates’ Court heard that on 10th January 2020, Barrowbridge Construction Limited had been contracted to demolish a garage in Clitheroe, Lancashire. Three operatives pushed over the remaining part of…Read moreRead more

Bridge lift goes awry…

One bridge. One truck. One mishap. Multiple explanations. A bridge was being demolished in Leeds city centre tis weekend when something went awry. Initial reports suggested that a massive section had dropped from a crane, crushing a truck below. Certainly, that was the suggestion from the Daily Mail, a newspaper with only a passing interest…Read moreRead more

Firm fined over fatal blast

An asbestos removal contractor has been fined after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion. Hamilton Sheriff’s Court heard how on 5 October 2017, workers were removing a boiler and pipework, and overspraying walls to remove asbestos residue, at the former Pastoral Centre in Bonkle Road, Newmains in…Read moreRead more

London scaffold collapse…

If you were watching yesterday’s Break Fast Show, you will know that we brought you the news of a scaffold collapse on a site in the heart of London. Well now, we van bring you a video that shows the immediate aftermath of that collapse (below). Although we have yet to receive official confirmation, the…Read moreRead more

In memory of the #Didcot4…

At 4.04 pm today – four minutes and five years after the boiler house at Didcot A Power Station collapsed claiming the lives of four men – DemolitionNews will premiere a new film that recalls that fateful day and the lack of progress since. In addition, we will be hosting a LiveStream show dedicated to…Read moreRead more

Didcot – Police remain non-committal…

Thames Valley Police issue statement on 5th anniversary of Didcot Disaster. Thames Valley Police, the police authority responsible for investigating the cause of the Didcot A Power Station collapse in which four demolition workers were killed in 2016, have paid tribute to those who died in the incident. “…Today marks the fifth anniversary of the…Read moreRead more