Demolition News

Seven Detroit-based companies selected for demolition of 1,380 blighted city houses

Detroit — Companies headquartered in the city will take on the first wave of more than 1,300 residential demolitions under a bond plan approved by voters last fall, Mayor Mike Duggan said Friday. The city’s new Demolition Department will be seeking approval from the City Council to hire the seven companies — five of which […]

Waukegan task force seeks to improve or demolish dilapidated structures: ‘If it’s cleared, developers will come’

A Christmas Day fire that destroyed a long-abandoned, already partially demolished downtown Waukegan building accentuated the need and potential for the city’s task force which monitors abandoned and dilapidated structures. It took firefighters six hours to extinguish the blaze because it was necessary to call a demolition crew to further tear down walls to protect […]

Construction started on this former Old National Bank building in 1968 and was completed two years later. EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Owners of the deteriorating 18-story tower at 420 Main St. are seeking state tax credits to support its demolition followed by a new project covering the same block. Domo Development and local investors in 2019 […]

2 workers still missing in wake of Ohio power plant collapse

Rescue efforts continue at the site of a building collapse at the former Killen Generation Station power plant in Adams County, Ohio, on Dec. 9, 2020. The Killen Generating Station near Manchester, in Adams County, Ohio, closed down two years ago and was being prepared for demolition before it collapsed at about 9 a.m. on […]

Another Major Demolition Contract Awarded in Wheeling WV

WHEELING — Officials in the city of Wheeling remained focused on cleaning up dilapidated properties across various neighborhoods in town, as this week city council moved forward with another round of demolitions. Council unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing City Manager Robert Herron to spend $395,837 with Raze International Inc. of Shadyside for abatement and demolition […]

Hazmat & Government News

Five buildings impacted by the Christmas Day bombing may need partial or total demolition, preliminary reports suggest.

The city enlisted Nashville-based Logan Patri Engineering to report early thoughts about 12 damaged structures from Church to Commerce streets — and more thorough, individual inspections are required for the near future. The firm’s 15-page report, which was sent to Metro officials on Jan. 5, indicates that the following buildings are likely to require some […]

OSHA – “Demolition: Construction in Reverse, with Additional Hazards”

OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers often face a somber task as they identify and document the violation of safety and health standards which lead up to the latest worker tragedy. Demolition worker impaled on rebar. Worker electrocuted during demolition work. Two demolition workers die of burns after flash fire at warehouse. Employee in aerial […]

Students help Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State on demolition project

SOUTH POINT, Ohio — Nine students with Collins Career Technical Center worked with Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State officials on Monday to begin the demolition of an abandoned home near South Point, Ohio. Seniors from the heavy equipment operators class at the public vocational high school at Getaway worked along Habitat’s construction supervisor to […]

U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic. Reopening the American Economy: Presidential Visit to Arizona – Secretary Scalia joined President Trump for a trip to Honeywell in Phoenix, Arizona. Honeywell is producing millions of […]

WI – OSHA fines Fox Theater subcontractor for electrical hazards, lack of demolition plans

STEVENS POINT – Federal inspectors found multiple safety violations by a Kenosha-based subcontractor at the Fox Theater demolition site in February, according to citations issued to the company. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to Recyclean, a demolition company, in March totaling $5,205 after observing electrical hazards and a lack of proper […]