Demolition News

OSHA Fines Demolition Company for Overpass Collapse

A company in charge of demolishing a highway overpass that collapsed and killed a construction worker in January has been cited for two safety violations and fined $14,000. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the [...]

Kodak Building 53 Implosion Date Set

Building 53 at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, New York, is scheduled to be taken down about 8 a.m. July 18 with an implosion. Kodak is planning to set up a "command center" for media cameras [...]

Park Avenue Hotel Imploded

The historic former Park Avenue Hotel in Detroit, Michigan came crashing to the ground. 200 pounds of dynamite were used to level the 13 story 252-room building. The implosion was part of plans to clear space [...]

Demolition Starts at GE Warehouse

Demolition is underway at Warehouse Six at General Electric's Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky. The massive, six-alarm fire destroyed the warehouse on April 3. Building 6 was a warehouse for production parts and contained offices. Appliance [...]

Worker Killed by Steel Beam

Washington state officials are investigating after a 52-year-old Whatcom County man working with a friend on a demolition job was fatally crushed beneath a steel beam. James Loyd Bost was helping to scrap a cyclone air [...]

Costa Concordia Readies For Demolition

The shipwrecked Costa Concordia was pulled away by tugboats from Italy's Genoa harbor to finally be demolished. The ship hit rocks and partially capsized off the Italian island of Giglio in January 2012 in an accident [...]

Bertolino Building Imploded

The vacant Bertolino Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was imploded to make way for a 219-space parking lot. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency bought that property in September to provide more parking for its 2,500 employees [...]

Historic Bridge Coming Down

Residents of Reno, Nevada is bidding a bittersweet farewell to an iconic 110-year-old bridge made famous by newly divorced women — and a Marilyn Monroe character — who walked from the courthouse to cast their past [...]

Worker Hurt When Excavator Falls Into Basement

A worker in Portsmouth, Massachusetts was seriously injured after he and the excavator he was operating, to demolish the Olde Port Traders building, fell through an "unsupported" basement ceiling, eight to 10 feet below, said Fire [...]

DEP Fines Demolition Company for Illegal Waste Disposal

The Department of Environmental Protection ordered a Maryland business owner to stop the unpermitted disposal of residential and commercial construction and demolition waste at a site in Bedford County, and issued a $13,500 civil penalty for [...]

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