Demolition News

Crews demolish Franklin County IL Courthouse

BENTON (WSIL) — Franklin County is one step closer to having a new courthouse. Crews began demolition on the old courthouse Monday morning, reducing the building to rubble in just a couple hours. County leaders previously told News 3 that, once demolition began, it was expected to take about eight days to remove the entire […]

Arizona bridge partially detonated after train derailment; nearby residents asked to evacuate

PHOENIX – Crews on Sunday detonated a 150-foot portion of a bridge over Tempe Town Lake in Arizona that was damaged in a train derailment last week. Eight to 10 cars carrying lumber and hazardous material derailed around 6 a.m. Wednesday on a railroad bridge over Tempe Town Lake. The 102-car Union Pacific freight train […]

Demolition begins as work to retrieve remains at Hard Rock is underway

Demolition work has begun at the Hard Rock site on the upper floors of the main structure, all in an effort to get to the remains of two workers. NEW ORLEANS — A little over nine months after the Hard Rock hotel construction site partially collapsed in the New Orleans French Quarter a move to […]

Implosion to rock the Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday morning

Auburn Hills — Eight hundred pounds of dynamite will put a decisive end to three decades of history Saturday morning when what’s left of the Palace of Auburn Hills is imploded. Homrich, the Carleton-based demolition company that’s been taking down the arena since March 2, will lower the boom at 8 a.m., according to Stephanie […]

Covid-19: How one month changed everything for global demolition

The changes brought about by the global effects of Covid-19 happened almost too quickly for the demolition industry to take them in. This article explores how March 2020 unfolded. Very few – if any – Americans are unaware of “March Madness”. It is the term used to describe the frenzy of action that concludes the […]

Hazmat & Government News

Federal Agency Throws Curveball At Klamath Dams Demolition Plan

PORTLAND – Federal regulators have thrown a significant curveball at a coalition that has been planning for years to demolish four massive hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon populations that have dwindled to almost nothing. The deal, which would be the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history, relies […]

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 […]