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City Fires Demolition Contractor

The city of New Milford, Connecticut has fired the Century Brass demolition contractor following a dispute over who was responsible for paying to clean up the mill’s 1,500 tons of contaminated steel. Standard Demolition Services has [...]

Prison Time for Philly Contractor

Demolition subcontractor Sean Benschop who was operating heavy machinery the day of the collapse was sentenced to 7 1/2 to 15 years in prison. Co-defendant Griffin Campbell was the cut-rate contractor who gutted the building from [...]

Illinois State Starts Demolition of Old Dorms

Demolition of the old Feeney Dining Center is under way at Illinois State University as interior work continues in the closed residence halls on either side. Feeney's demolition should be done by mid-February. Whitten-Hamilton isn't expected [...]

Demolition Contractor Sued for Failing to Pay

The company hired in the $3.2 demolition of the iconic St. Petersburg, Florida Pier is the target of a lawsuit filed this month that claims it failed to pay a subcontractor on three other jobs and [...]

Demolition Contractor Files Lawsuit to Get Paid

The company that demolished parts of the historic Dayton Daily News building in Dayton, Ohio has sued Student Suites Dayton, LLC for allegedly not paying its nearly $800,000 bill. The civil lawsuit filed Thursday in Montgomery [...]

CDI Drops Route 57 Bridge

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) of Phoenix, Maryland, USA (acting as Specialty Explosives Subcontractor to General Contractor, Ragle, Inc. of Newburgh, Indiana and working alongside Main Demolition Contractor, Klenck Company of Evansville, Indiana) performs the successful explosives [...]

Company Fined Over MIOSHA Violations in Worker Death

The state of Michigan has fined Beal Construction Services $35,000 in relation to the conditions at Thompson Block in Ypsilanti, the site where worker Jeremy "Jake" Burd was killed May 11 in a floor collapse. The [...]

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 [...]

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