Demolition News

With the press of a button, this South Beach eyesore finally came down

The skeleton of the South Shore Hospital was demolished Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the corner of 6th Street and Alton Road in Miami Beach, Florida. It took less than 20 seconds to bring down a building that has blighted the entrance to South Beach for more than a decade. On Tuesday morning, the abandoned […]

Stonington — The town began demolishing the dilapidated Connecticut Casting Mill in Pawcatuck Monday night after a storm dumped rain onto its failing roof, causing sections of the building along the Pawcatuck River to collapse throughout the day. “Because of the threat to the public health and safety, demolition work on the building will commence as soon as possible,” First Selectman Rob Simmons announced shortly […]

Building under demolition in Brooklyn collapses, sending debris raining down on cars

A wall of a building under demolition in Brooklyn collapsed Wednesday morning, sending debris raining down on cars. The 40-foot exterior wall on Wythe Ave. at N. 13th St. in Williamsburg gave way about 9 a.m., taking scaffolding down with it, officials said Bricks, wooden planks and metal poles fell onto three parked cars, damaging […]

Amid a construction (and demolition) boom, Philly announces steps to beef up historic preservation

  Mayor Jim Kenney on Thursday unveiled steps that his administration and City Council plan to take to better protect some of Philadelphia’s oldest and most interesting buildings, nearly two years after convening a task force to study historic preservation. Surrounded by Councilman Mark Squilla, preservation leaders, and task force members, Kenney explained wide-ranging regulatory […]

Lawsuit alleges firms were ‘reckless’ in demolition that killed worker

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The family of a construction worker who was killed in a Miami Beach building collapse has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the companies that oversaw the demolition. The family is seeking damages from several companies and individuals, including Winmar Construction Inc. and AlliedBean Demolition, the subcontractor that carried out the botched […]

Hazmat & Government News

“Construction and Demolition Waste Management Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024”

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State gives $3.3 million to Waterbury for factory demolition

        WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) –    Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary says a multi-million dollar gift from the state could be the thing that helps revitalize the city’s South End.    “It is amazing what you can do when you have support from the state of Connecticut,” said Mayor O’Leary.    More than $3 […]

Feds file charges in investigation of Detroit demolitions (update 2 plead guilty)

DETROIT (AP) – Two people pleaded guilty Tuesday to corruption in Detroit’s home demolition program, the first convictions resulting from a federal investigation into a multimillion-dollar effort to eliminate widespread blight. Anthony Daguanno and Aradondo Haskins said they shared key bid information with a subcontractor when they were putting together demolition proposals for their employer, […]

Reps seek State oversight for Detroit demolitions

Washington — Democratic U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence and Rashida Tlaib wrote Friday to Michigan officials seeking more robust oversight regarding potentially contaminated soil used in the federally funded demolition program in the state’s cities, especially Detroit. Their letter comes after the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program in January issued subpoenas seeking […]

Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers’protection from the dangers of ‘respirable’ silica dust

Updated rule amends silica exposure regulations for first time since 1971 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. The rule will curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers […]