Demolition News

City Council members get an update on Hard Rock demolition plan; removal of bodies to come in second phase

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -With work underway to begin addressing the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel construction site, city council members received an update on demolition plans for the tattered structure, as well as assurances that steps are being taken to protect people and nearby structures. Council members also sought assurances that the bodies of […]

Joe Louis Arena demolition continues, projected to be completed late summer

What remains of a Detroit landmark will continue to disappear as construction carries on at the site of the Joe Louis Arena this month. After serving as the home of the Detroit Red Wings for 38 seasons, the arena closed its doors to spectators in the summer of 2017. Demolition began in spring 2019 and […]

Cleveland Demolition contractor to plead guilty to bribing Cleveland official for quick inspections

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A local contractor is expected to plead guilty to paying hundreds of dollars a city of Cleveland official in exchange for favorable treatment during inspections. Paul Eadeh, the owner of Broadway Wrecking in Cleveland, was charged in federal court Tuesday with three counts of honest services mail fraud. Eadeh paid $600 to […]

Hilco apologizes for ‘anxiety and fear’ after Little Village demolition amid coronavirus pandemic

Hilco Redevelopment Partners and its demolition sub-contractors have been cited and fined, and the city will also impose a six-month moratorium on “all requests for demolition by implosion” while the process is revamped. The old Crawford power plant, 3501 S. Pulaski Rd. The companies responsible for the implosion of a 95-year-old smokestack have been cited […]

Coal plant demolition releases huge cloud of dust in Chicago

An implosion at a coal plant in southwest Chicago that was captured in photographs and video created a cloud of dust that lingered over a community of homes. The Saturday morning planned demolition at the Crawford Coal plant was captured on film and sent dust streaming into the neighborhood next to the plant, known as […]

Hazmat & Government News

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 […]

ICYMI: 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. The department continued its efforts to keep America’s workers safe, support states and territories as they deliver unemployment benefits to eligible individuals, and ensure all workers have […]

Ferrous market braces for uncertain April pricing Scrap yards are beginning to see slower scrap flows into their yards.

Sudden shifts in both supply and demand create conflicting story lines for sellers and buyers. The balance of supply and demand in the ferrous scrap market seems uncertain heading toward the April buying period, as the COVID-19 coronavirus causes sudden disruptions to economies around the world. On the scrap generation side, processors interviewed by Recycling […]

Atlantic City Officials Want Immediate Demolition Of Hotel, Casino Once Owned By President Donald Trump

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City officials said Thursday that they will ask a judge to order the immediate demolition of a shuttered casino once owned by President Donald Trump, but its owner says he has already decided to tear it down. The maneuvering over the former Trump Plaza casino, now owned by billionaire […]