Demolition News

Excavator tips over as foundation of building under demolition caves in

  This excavator overturned Monday morning after the foundation of the building it was demolishing caved in on Main Street in Madawaska.   MADAWASKA, Maine — The foundation of a building under demolition on Main Street caved in Monday, causing an excavator to tip over onto its side. Madawaska police Chief Ross Dubois said he […]

Air quality concerns continue after Basic Oxygen Plant demolition in WV

AFTER THE IMPLOSION — The black cloud that formed after the old basic oxygen plant in Weirton was imploded Saturday quickly enveloped Weir Avenue, leaving a thick coating of particulates on streets, homes and vehicles, and even infiltrated homes after the force of the blast shattered windows. — Contributed WEIRTON — The West Virginia Department […]

Subaru of America to demolish former Cherry Hill, NJ headquarters

CHERRY HILL – So long, Subaru. Subaru of America, which last year consolidated its South Jersey operations at a Camden headquarters, is preparing to raze its former base in Cherry Hill. Subaru of America says it will recycle building materials from its former Cherry Hill headquarters. The concrete-and-glass structure, which is between Route 70 and […]

2 critical, 1 serious after chemical exposure during Henrietta NY building demolition

Henrietta, N.Y. (WHAM) – Three people are suffering serious medical symptoms related to a chemical exposure in Henrietta on Monday morning. Firefighters from the Henrietta Fire District are at the former Amesbury Truth building on Jefferson Road near North Winton Road. While workers were doing demolition work on site, they were exposed to a dangerous […]

Azarian family experiences second fatal construction accident

MILWAUKEE — Anthony Azarian of Azarian Wrecking was killed in a demolition accident in Milwaukee Monday afternoon when he and the skid steer he was operating fell down a seven-story elevator shaft. The tragedy was an eerie reminder of the 2000 construction fatality that occurred when Azarian’s uncle, also an Anthony, died at the bottom […]

Hazmat & Government News

Detroit reviewing excavation work by demolition firm

Detroit — A company held up as a model in the city’s demolition program is under review to determine whether it failed to fully excavate debris at a half-dozen sites, according to the Detroit Building Authority. Concern over work performed by Detroit-based Gayanga Co. was brought to the attention of the city on Tuesday by […]

Baltimore mayor to demolish block of vacant homes in Druid Heights

Ten vacant houses covering the full block of 502-522 Baker Street in West Baltimore will be demolished starting Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., Mayor Catherine Pugh announced in a news release Tuesday. The mayor will be joined at the site by Secretary Kenneth C. Holt from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, a partner […]

Land Bank will no longer oversee beleaguered Detroit demo program

| Updated 2:36 p.m. ET March 7, 2019 The Detroit Land Bank Authority will no longer oversee the city’s demolition program by the end of this year, Mayor Mike Duggan announced Thursday during his annual budget presentation, saying demos will transition to being fully administered by the city. The move represents a major shift for […]

EPA-funded Flint lead-abatement program graduates February 26

CHICAGO (February 25, 2019) Flint STRIVE, a job training program based in Flint, Mich., will hold a graduation ceremony Feb. 26 for participants who underwent a five-week intensive construction-skills course that included a lead abatement unit funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “This successful collaboration of federal, state and local agencies is helping to […]

After mansions are razed, Montclair NJ issues moratorium on knock-downs

Two days after the 1865 Mansion at 14 Undercliff was knocked down, its neighbor suffers the same fate. Montclair has issued a temporary moratorium on the demolition of residential structures in town, according to Township Manager Timothy Stafford. The announcement comes after an outcry over the demolition of two older mansions on Undercliff and Lloyd […]