Demolition News

Good Economic Times Brings Increased Need for Demolitions

It’s 9 a.m. on Richcreek Road, and two white vans have pulled up alongside a chain-link fence where a duplex is being built. A green semitruck hauling wooden boards and with a red forklift affixed to the rear of its trailer emits a repetitive beeping as it maneuvers to park. If the truck’s beeping acted […]

Coal Fired power plant demolished in planned implosion

Leveled in less than 30 seconds, Stanton Station coal-fired power plant, the oldest in Great River Energy’s North Dakota fleet, was erased from the west bank of the Missouri River in Mercer County. “It should’ve never have happened,” Hubert Sailer, of Stanton, said of the demolition with a hint of sadness from behind the wheel […]

Demolition company settles feds’ fraud suit To pay $61,000; accused of turning in dishonest claims

A Fort Wayne demolition company settled a federal lawsuit alleging it submitted fraudulent payment claims for work authorized through a government economic stimulus program last year. Martin Enterprises Inc. – which closed in May, according to its website – had a contract to fill excavation sites with clean fill, but instead filled the areas with […]

An all-out sprint to demolish Alaskan Way Viaduct in 2019

As many as five demolition crews will be munching and toppling sections of the old Alaskan Way Viaduct next spring, as workers attempt an all-out sprint to level the concrete leviathan within four months. Six days a week, they’ll break the decks and columns using machines with grasping tools shaped like lobster claws, which at […]

$15M grant allows hospital demolition to make way for biomanufacturing in MA

WORCESTER – A $15 million grant has been awarded to a local economic development agency to tear down a former state hospital building and prepare the land for possible manufacturing use. The Worcester Business Development Corp. said Wednesday it received the funding from the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, a quasi-public state agency, and has hired […]

Hazmat & Government News

U.S. Department of Labor Urges Workers and the Public to be Vigilant And Mindful of Hazards Following Hurricane Michael

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) urges response crews and residents in the areas affected by Hurricane Michael to be aware of hazards created by flooding, power loss, structural damage, fallen trees, and storm debris. “Employers and employees must be aware and trained to deal with the […]

Should a bond be required before a building is demolished?

A bond requirement before a building is demolished? In Hastings, yes; in Grand Island, current system is fine To make sure demolition and moving projects get done correctly, some cities require contractors to post a bond beforehand.If the work doesn’t get done, the city uses that money to finish the job. That money can also […]

Asbestos found at San Onofre Units 2 and 3; nuclear plant set for demolition officials say issue ‘not unexpected’

Areas in the Unit 2 and Unit 3 containment domes at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station are under restricted access after workers recently discovered particles of asbestos and the plant’s operator, Southern California Edison, has hired a contractor to test and clean up the areas. Workers on Aug. 2 found what are called “friable” […]

U.S. Labor Department Awards Workplace Safety and Health Training Grants to Assist in Educating Workers, Job Creators

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $9.3 million in Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants to 74 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants will provide educational and training programs to help employees and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, implement injury prevention measures, and understand […]

Abatement of asbestos in the former Morgan Shirt Factory Building in Marilla Park WV. to prepare the building for demolition.

(bid info at For most Morgantown residents, the shirt factory was always a fact of life. A surprising number of locals know, or are related to, someone who worked there. Many others bought shirts in the outlet or seconds store. George Segal, a former owner, believes there “are many doctors, lawyers, and other professionals […]