James Seligman

Fines Handed Down In Fatal Bridge Accident

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has cited and fined four construction contractors for workplace safety hazards on a Bonney Lake bridge project last April that turned fatal. Part of the structure being demolished fell [...]

Demolition Contractor Convicted in Building Collapse

A jury has found demolition contractor Griffin Campbell guilty on six counts of involuntary manslaughter in the Center City building collapse which occurred back in 2013. The jury also found Campbell guilty on 12 counts of [...]

Deliberations begin in Demolition Collapse Case

Two images emerged Friday of Griffin Campbell: greedy demolition contractor willing to sacrifice public safety to maximize the salvage value of the four-story building that flattened an adjacent Salvation Army store, or scapegoat taking the full [...]

Cleveland Wrecking Selling Lots of Equipment

Ritchie Brothers is selling the complete dispersal for California-based Cleveland Wrecking Company. "Cleveland Wrecking is a long-time Ritchie Bros. customer with an incredible fleet and reputation," said Gregg Raslowsky, Regional Sales Manager, Ritchie Bros. "At our [...]

County Shuts Down City’s Demolition

The Allegheny County Health Department has shut down Clairton Pennsylvania's recent demolition efforts. “They were demolishing commercial properties without getting the proper asbestos surveys or asbestos permits,” said Jayme Graham, head of the department's air quality [...]

CDI Drops Concord Food Chimney

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland, USA (acting as Implosion Subcontractor to Main Demolition Contractor, Charles Jergens Construction, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio) performs the successful explosives felling of the 180’ tall reinforced concrete windscreen with [...]

Blakeney Companies, Inc. files Bankruptcy

Blakeney Companies Inc., the contractor in charge of demolition at the former BF Goodrich site in Miami, Oklahoma has filed for bankruptcy. The site has been in various stages of demolition for years, but problems with [...]

Iowa YMCA Building to be Imploded

Demolition crews are beginning to tear out the interior of the Riverfront YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa. Crews are scheduled to begin demolishing the shorter parts of the building in the next two weeks. After that, [...]

D.H. Griffin Making Progress on War Memorial Auditorium

D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. had progressed to the point that the interior of the 56-year-old performance venue on the campus of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex was exposed. The auditorium saw its final performance in September, and [...]

Parked Excavator Falls Into Demolition Site

An excavator tumbled into the remnants of a former church being demolished in the Perry North neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There were no injuries. The equipment was parked on the remnants of the wall of the [...]

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