Demolition News

Detroit demolition program mismanaged, riddled with problems, auditor says

  CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The Chicago-based McDonagh Demolition was ordered to excavate a demolition site in the 13000 block of Maiden St. on Detroit’s east side on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The order came after it was discovered the company filled several demolition holes across the city before fully removing all of the demolition debris, which is […]

Crews begin ‘extremely delicate’ demolition of abandoned Somers home dangling over Lake Michigan

SOMERS —  Crews on Tuesday, Nov. 5 began the demolition process at a home dangling over the edge above Lake Michigan in the Village and Town of Somers — working to beat Mother Nature to the punch, getting the demolition started with snow on the way. It was only a matter of time before erosion […]

Workers ready to restart high-risk demolition at Hanford halted after 2017 contamination spread

  Richland, WA High risk demolition of a radioactively contaminated plant at Hanford could restart in a week, nearly two years after a stop-work order was issued. It will be the first work on the most contaminated portions remaining of the Plutonium Finishing Plant since particles of plutonium became airborne in December 2017, contaminating workers […]

Demolition delays for new MLS Stadium at Fairgrounds

  We’re learning more about what’s behind the delays for the construction of the new professional soccer stadium and learning more about Mayor John Cooper’s plan to get some answers about what it will cost taxpayers.   NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – News4 is learning more about what’s behind the delays for construction of the new […]

Authorities: New Orleans hotel demolition leaves one crane ‘hooked on the building like we wanted’

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The city demolished two cranes at the Hard Rock Hotel construction site on Sunday (Oct. 20). They came crashing down on Rampart and Canal streets around just after 2:30 p.m. The demolition was delayed throughout the day. The city first gave a heads up about the demolition around 11:30 a.m., however […]

Hazmat & Government News

HUD: Demolition not required of United Artists theater

Detroit — While a developer with plans to renovate the United Artists building has said that demolishing the theater is a condition of funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, that is not the case, according to the federal agency.  “HUD did not impose a condition requiring the demolition of the theater,” said Marta Juaniza, […]

OSHA Offers course for construction demolition safety and health

#3500 Demolition Description:This course is designed for enforcement personnel who have responsibility for construction demolition safety and health. Course highlights include scope and application of the OSHA standard, terminology, processes, and equipment. Special emphasis is placed on the most hazardous demolition activities. A tour of an active demolition site is arranged. Click for more Information […]

DOE to Begin Demolition of Remaining Buildings at Energy Technology Engineering Center at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Record of Decision (ROD) to enable the demolition of remaining structures at the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) site, located in Ventura County, CA. This action comes just weeks after Secretary Rick Perry was the first Secretary of Energy to visit the former […]

Lead-safe group recommends demolition rules that would reduce health hazard

A model lead-safe demolition ordinance — with clear instructions to wet down a structure before and during demolition to control the spread of dust — was unveiled Thursday as part of the ongoing effort to dramatically reduce children’s exposure to lead in the region. Presented by the Lead-Safe Demolition Working Group formed by the Institute of Politics […]

A Warrensville Heights contractor admitted he bribed a city of Cleveland official

  CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Warrensville Heights contractor admitted in court Monday that he bribed a city of Cleveland official to get favorable treatment for a demolition job. Eric Witherspoon pleaded guilty to bribery concerning a federally funded program. He acknowledged that he gave a $3,000 bribe to the city’s former demolition bureau chief Rufus […]