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:
The controlled implosion of the twin cooling towers at Tinsley close to the M1 motorway at Sheffield in the UK met with mixed reviews after the first attempt failed to down the iconic landmarks. To read the reviews, click these links: http://tinyurl.com/55hve6 http://tinyurl.com/6oko22
JCB has issued a brief but cool video highlighting their (growing) presence in the demolition and recycling sector.
Just come across an interesting article on the demoliton of the Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. 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…Read moreRead more
The Rugby World Cup in 2011 may seem a long way off. But as workers on the various London 2012 Olympic sites in London will testify, time waits for no man. And so the stands at Auckland’s Eden Park rugby stadium have come tumbling down to make way for a new $NZ320 million venue to…Read moreRead more
The National Recycling Awards – the only gala event recognising and rewarding excellence in the waste and recycling community – are calling on companies in the construction sector to enter the Valpak Waste Minimisation Project of the Year category. Widely recognised as the recycling industry’s benchmark, the National Recycling Awards have been celebrating best practice…Read moreRead more