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DemolitionNews | US Army blows Mississippi levee…

Post #31 by RSS Bot » Tue May 03, 2011 4:04 pm

Locals braced for mini tsunami following extreme flood prevention blast.
Flames shot up and a loud boom was heard on Monday as the U.S. government blew a hole in a Mississippi River flood levee in a bid to save several towns in Illinois and Kentucky from being inundated.
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DemolitionNews | Photo Exclusive – Machine topples at Metal Mountain…

Post #32 by RSS Bot » Wed May 04, 2011 4:08 pm

Scrap handler falls at scrap yard of UK demolition contractor.
DemolitionNews has received an exclusive photograph that captures the immediate aftermath of a scrap handler falling over at the scrap yard premises of demolition contractor and scrap metal specialist S. Evans & Sons Ltd in Widnes. No details of any injuries is available at [...]



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DemolitionNews | Demolition company could face accident claim…

Post #33 by RSS Bot » Thu May 05, 2011 4:10 pm

Excavator operator injured by falling concrete “may file claim”
The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the excavator operator who suffered serious leg injuries in an accident at the Lancashire County Cricket Ground last week is considering making a compensation claim against his employer.
The worker – who asked that his identity not be revealed to the [...]



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DemolitionNews | Demolition uncovers saucy secret…

Post #34 by RSS Bot » Fri May 06, 2011 4:29 pm

Retired demolition worker uncovers long-lost secret recipes
Retired demolition worker John Senior could never understand why younger demolition colleagues ignored the history at their feet and, in some cases, took a hammer to old objects.
Senior’s desire to preserve the past served him well when he discovered a hoard of secret papers hidden in the roof space [...]



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DemolitionNews | bin Laden compound to be demolished…

Post #35 by RSS Bot » Fri May 06, 2011 4:29 pm

Pakistani hideaway of world’s most wanted man to be razed.
Here’s one contract that most demolition contractors would willingly undertake free of charge. The compound in which Osama bin Laden had been hiding for the past five years is to be demolished in a few weeks time, according to news agency sources.
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DemolitionNews | Video – Volkswagens fell steel chimney…

Post #36 by RSS Bot » Fri May 06, 2011 4:29 pm

Car maker shows off the power of its latest model with demolition feat.
To promote the launch of its new Amarok pickup in the United Kingdom, Volkswagen used four of them to bring down a 140 tonne steel chimney in Reading.
To accomplish this impressive feat, structural engineers cut into the base of the chimney and attached [...]



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DemolitionNews | Davy Crockett dismantling starts at last…

Post #37 by RSS Bot » Fri May 06, 2011 4:29 pm

Crews begin dismantling derelict barge in Columbia River
With the derelict barge Davy Crockett walled off from the Columbia River, salvage crews have begun the tedious task of cutting the ship apart at its mooring.
The Davy Crockett, once visibly broken in half in the river, is now barely visible behind a cofferdam built around it and [...]



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DemolitionNews | Video – Italian bridge demolition…

Post #38 by RSS Bot » Fri May 06, 2011 4:29 pm

Night-time silent movie gets up close and personal on bridge demolition.
We can tell you very little about the following video aside from the fact that it comes courtesy of Erke Group, features leading Italian contractor Baraldi using Matovanibenne attachments and that at the 1 minute 20 second mark, the bridge surrenders.
ERKEGroup, Mantovanibenne CR35 Bridge Demolition [...]



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DemolitionNews | MSC smokestack demolition to begin…

Post #39 by RSS Bot » Sat May 07, 2011 4:31 pm

Work scheduled to commence Monday to raze deteriorating chimney.
Demolition of the old MSC smokestack on the Michigan State University campus is scheduled to begin Monday, May 9, with completion scheduled for mid-August.
The smokestack, part of the long-closed Shaw Lane Power Plant, is located at Red Cedar and Shaw Lane. The power plant was built in [...]



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DemolitionNews | Maryland set for demolition binge…

Post #40 by RSS Bot » Sat May 07, 2011 4:31 pm

Federal government to sell off or demolish buildings to cut costs.
Hundreds of industrial buildings in Maryland owned by the federal government — from warehouses at the Antietam National Battlefield to a machine shop in Curtis Bay — would be sold or demolished under a White House initiative to dispose of excess government property.
In an effort [...]



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