Demolition News

Demolition expert to consult with leaders on crane support at Hard Rock site

NEW ORLEANS —One of the top demolition experts in the U.S. is coming to New Orleans to help explore what to do next with the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel. Mark Loizeaux, of Controlled Demolition Incorporated, confirmed with WDSU that he has been asked to consult on shoring up the two cranes that have become […]

Demolition of GE’s closed Fort Edward plant is about to begin

Company moved production to Florida; community, school system worry about impact   FORT EDWARD — General Electric Co. is set to begin taking down the 400,000 square feet of buildings that used to comprise the firm’s electrical capacitor factory, which closed in 2016. The teardown will start during the week of Oct. 21 and is […]

Site of closed Wood River coal plant in East Alton sold to company that specializes in demolition and remediation projects

EAST ALTON — A small, private St. Louis company has purchased the coal-fired Wood River power plant here, which closed in 2016, and is working to clean up the site and repurpose it — a possible blueprint for many coal plant turnarounds to come. Commercial Liability Partners purchased the site last month, and has not […]

New Jersey Man Dies In Pa. Demolition Site Accident

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a New Jersey man working at a demolition site in Pennsylvania was killed in a workplace accident. The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office says 38-year-old Luke Marzano was working on the Martin Tower property site in Bethlehem when the accident occurred Thursday morning. Crews there have been cleaning up the […]

Detroit official gets 1 year in demolition scam — feds wanted more

A former Detroit official got a break for corruption involving the city’s home demolition program: He got a year in prison for bid rigging and bribery, when prosecutors argued for 30 months. Aradondo Haskins, 48, a former Field Operations Manager for the Detroit Building Authority, was sentenced to 12 months in prison Monday for rigging bids and […]

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OSHA Offers course for construction demolition safety and health

#3500 Demolition Description:This course is designed for enforcement personnel who have responsibility for construction demolition safety and health. Course highlights include scope and application of the OSHA standard, terminology, processes, and equipment. Special emphasis is placed on the most hazardous demolition activities. A tour of an active demolition site is arranged. Click for more Information […]

DOE to Begin Demolition of Remaining Buildings at Energy Technology Engineering Center at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Record of Decision (ROD) to enable the demolition of remaining structures at the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) site, located in Ventura County, CA. This action comes just weeks after Secretary Rick Perry was the first Secretary of Energy to visit the former […]

Lead-safe group recommends demolition rules that would reduce health hazard

A model lead-safe demolition ordinance — with clear instructions to wet down a structure before and during demolition to control the spread of dust — was unveiled Thursday as part of the ongoing effort to dramatically reduce children’s exposure to lead in the region. Presented by the Lead-Safe Demolition Working Group formed by the Institute of Politics […]

A Warrensville Heights contractor admitted he bribed a city of Cleveland official

  CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Warrensville Heights contractor admitted in court Monday that he bribed a city of Cleveland official to get favorable treatment for a demolition job. Eric Witherspoon pleaded guilty to bribery concerning a federally funded program. He acknowledged that he gave a $3,000 bribe to the city’s former demolition bureau chief Rufus […]

State fines asbestos firm, months after union protested demolition at shuttered GM plant

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has fined the company removing asbestos from the former General Motors plant near Newport, saying it was unsafely disposing of the cancer-causing material.  In a violation notice, Delaware’s chief environmental regulator, Shawn Garvin, stated the Pennsylvania company was removing the asbestos in a way that caused “large amounts […]