Demolition News

Dayton to eliminate 1,100 nuisance structures, leaving hundreds of ‘unfunded’ eyesores standing in some neighborhoods

OH: Dayton plans to spend nearly $22 million eliminating more than 1,000 nuisance properties in the next several years, but that would still leave hundreds of other similar kinds of eyesores that the city currently does not have the funding to tear down. Many residents and leaders can’t wait for the bulldozers to arrive in […]

1 Worker Dead, 3 Injured After Under-construction Bridge in Missouri Collapses

One person died and at least three suffered injuries after an under-construction bridge collapsed in Kearney, Missouri. The incident occurred at 148th Street and Shady Grove Road, about 30 miles northeast of Kansas City, at 1:44 p.m. local time, Wednesday. The bridge collapsed when workers were pouring concrete on the bridge deck, according to the […]

Red Rock Resorts Begins Las Vegas Demolition of Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson

Station Casinos parent Red Rock Resorts Monday began the demolition of its Texas Station and Fiesta Henderson properties in Las Vegas. These are two of three Station Casino operations that never reopened after Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a blanket casino shutdown during the first wave of the pandemic. Red Rock announced in July that Texas […]

Dearborn issues demolition notice for Village Plaza tower

A 12-story office building on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn is slated for demolition due to safety concerns. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Mayor Abdullah Hammoud said that the city has recommended the demolition of the Village Plaza tower at 23400 Michigan Ave. “After several failed attempts to rehabilitate the property and address the notices […]

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – Many in the community remember the iconic Fair Grounds Field in its prime, but soon it meets its end as its demolition date approaches. A spokesman with the City of Shreveport informed KSLA News 12 that the removal of a bat infestation will take place starting Aug. 22 to prepare the […]

Hazmat & Government News

OSHA Issues Citations Against Contractor for Violations at State College Demolition Site Where Worker Fell to His Death

An investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found a contractor violated federal workplace safety standards at a demolition site in State College where a worker died last summer. The investigation stemmed from the death of Joshua Farkas, of Maryland, on July 7. The 42-year-old was working for ISI Demolition, of White Marsh, Maryland, […]

OSHA Cites Contractors, Issues $700K in Fines for South Boston Power Plant Collapse

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited two contractors for demolition and asbestos hazards following a building collapse at the former Boston Edison power plant in South Boston last May that caused an employee to lose his legs and injured two others. NorthStar Contracting was cited for eight violations of workplace safety standards, with […]

Funding shortfall for demolition of Fargo high rise

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – The City of Fargo is facing a funding shortfall in the demolition phase of the Lashkowitz High Rise in downtown Fargo. Officials say the added expenses come from asbestos mitigation. The nearly 250 residents of the high rise were notified in 2019 that the building was being sold. Senator […]

Original nursing school at Allegheny Valley Hospital set for demolition

Demolition of the nearly century-old former administrative building that abuts Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison is moving forward. The facility is expected to be razed in early October. The cost of the demolition has not yet been determined, said JoAnne Clobus, strategic communications adviser for Allegheny Health Network. Opened in 1928, the building sits along […]

Eleven companies bid on former Westinghouse demolition project

Richland County Land Bank manager Amy Hamrick said the board may award the bid Wednesday at its 1 p.m. regular meeting at the Richland County Courthouse. Most recently, the land bank became the owner of the former Westinghouse building and its adjacent 14 acres. The dilapidated building is earmarked for demolition. The site will be […]