Demolition News

Demolition begins at Dallas’ Valley View Center after firefighters injured in blaze

A demolition company began tearing down the remains of the former Valley View Center on Thursday after two firefighters were injured while trying to put out a blaze at the site earlier in the day, city officials say. The 300,000-square-foot building on the corner of Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway and Preston Road was planned to […]

Genessee County Land Bank event aims to add local, minority contractors for massive demolition program

GENESEE COUNTY, MI — The Genesee County Land Bank Authority is hosting a forum for demolition contractors who are interested in securing work on a massive demolition program that’s focused on the city of Flint.  The goal of the program is to demolish up to 2,000 blighted structures that are owned by the agency. The […]

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 […]

Hazmat & Government News

UNC Trustees Approve Demolition of Carrington Hall; New Designs Revealed

The UNC Board of Trustees took a step closer to the “renewal” of Carrington Hall on campus, as they approved the demolition of the current School of Nursing building and designs for its reconstruction. Having first been discussed during Wednesday’s Budget, Finance and Infrastructure Committee meeting, the measures were unanimously approved by trustees as part […]

1 Iconic Las Vegas Strip and 1 Off-Strip Resort Casino Face Implosion

One of the two huge names could disappear from the Las Vegas skyline sooner than you might expect Nothing lasts forever in Las Vegas. With land on and near the Las Vegas Strip reaching record values, with no sign that prices will come down anytime soon, any struggling property will have its value questioned. That’s […]

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 […]