Demolition News

Illinois AG secures $370K for community health in Little Village after smokestack demolition, but some say it’s not enough

After a demolition at a former coal-fired power plant caused a thick cloud of dust to blanket the Little Village neighborhood in April, the site’s developer and its contractors have agreed to pay $370,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the state. Northbroook-based Hilco Redevelopment Partners will pay the bulk of the funds under a […]

Demolition underway of old Salt Lake International Airport

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It’s been nearly two months since the new Salt Lake City International Airport opened Concourse A West. Since then, Concourse B has opened, meaning all airlines serving the Salt Lake City International Airport are operating out of new facilities. The next phase in new airport construction involves the destruction of […]

Jeffrey Epstein’s Infamous Palm Beach House Set for Demolition

Jeffrey Epstein’s old home is getting an extreme makeover … the infamous compound where he sexually assaulted many of his young victims will be torn down. Here’s the deal … Florida real estate developer Todd Michael Glaser says he inked a contract to buy the waterfront property from Epstein’s estate, and once it closes next […]

Huntington WV, mayor announces city’s plan to demolish 119 unsafe structures

HUNTINGTON — Workers demolished an unsafe home in the Fairfield East neighborhood of Huntington on Monday following the mayor’s announcement of plans to knock down several more. “We are announcing today 119 additional structures on the unsafe buildings list will be demolished by the end of the fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2021,” the […]

World Demolition Summit recognizes Chapman demolition of MA at the World Demolition Summit in Great Britain, Nov. 12.

Costello Dismantling efforts might receive a recycling environmental demolition award at the World Demolition Summit in Great Britain, Nov. 12. WEYMOUTH- The demolishing of Chapman Middle School required the removal of 14,000 tons of bricks with asbestos by Costello Dismantling during the past few months. As a result, Costello Dismantling might receive a recycling environmental […]

Hazmat & Government News

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 […]

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 […]