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Demolition at Work!

Post #1 by Jeremy Rowland » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:25 pm

The site where the company that I work for is situated was once part of a large single firm that was called British Federal they made welding equipment back in the 80's this firm does still exist but moved for whatever reason to different premises. The people who took over the site rented out the large units as individual factories of which my company is one.

I noticed that when I started working there back in 2009 that the office block was empty and had remained so for all of these years; after some specialist asbestos removal from these offices it was time for the demo boys to move in so I have been keeping a crafty eye on the proceedings so as to speak and getting the odd snap or two as I have been walking between the two units that we currently have control over, I'm still not sure if the first building in these photos is coming down or not but several communication and power leads have been removed so its anybodies guess.
This is a high risk job for the demo lads because it is a working site so they can't just shut it or cordon it off while the work takes place, most of the long office block is now gone as another part of local history disappears.

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Re: Demolition at Work!

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:11 pm

You know my last statement that it is a high risk demolition site; well today there was a very serious near-miss where our machine shop manager and a customer were walking past the remains of the corner of the office block that was being brought down when a hose failed on the excavator that allowed part of the wall to collapse just as they had walked past it. :shock:

PBM who are carrying out the demolition as a sub-contractor had been told by the main contractor to temporarily fence off that area while that part of the job was being carried out which they failed to do so, you can see the remains of the steel site fence crushed underneath the debris.

I did joke with my operations manager that "we don't normally loose customers that way" ;) but it could have been a very serious accident.

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