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For your reading pleasure…

Post #4141 by RSS Bot » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:15 pm

For your reading pleasure…
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The all-new Demolition magazine is here. A profile on one of the UK’s most-respected demolition contractors, a full report on the recent Demolition Challenges 2020 Survey, and a look ahead to this year’s largest equipment exhibition. All this and so much more crammed into the latest edition of the world’s largest and most widely-read magazine...Read moreRead more
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Four years on…

Post #4142 by RSS Bot » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:18 pm

Four years on…
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Didcot – I will be silent out of respect; but I will be vocal out of anger and frustration. Earlier this week, I took a phone call from a researcher at a national radio station. “Hi Mark,” the researcher said. “Are you aware that this weekend marks the fourth anniversary of the Didcot disaster?” Am...Read moreRead more
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Police issue Didcot update…

Post #4143 by RSS Bot » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:26 pm

Police issue Didcot update…
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Statement to mark fourth anniversary of Didcot disaster. Thames Valley Police has issued an update statement to mark the fourth anniversary of the Didcot A Power Station disaster which left four demolition men dead. “Thames Valley Police and the HSE remain totally committed to investigating the collapse and obtaining answers for the families. Our enquiry...Read moreRead more
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Brayton Point chimney downed…

Post #4144 by RSS Bot » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:29 pm

Brayton Point chimney downed…
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Implosion fells massive power station chimney. The latest explosive demolition event at the Brayton Point Power Station has felled the facility’s iconic chimney. The 152 metre tall stack was a familiar feature of the landscape in Somerset, Massachusetts and could be seen for miles around.
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Leaning Tower’s day or wreckoning…

Post #4145 by RSS Bot » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:30 pm

Leaning Tower’s day or wreckoning…
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Wrecking ball sets out to complete what explosives could not. Just over a week after explosives failed to demolish part of a tower block in Dallas, the demolition contractor has called upon reinforcements in the shape of a trusty crawler crane and wrecking ball. For the past seven days, Texans have marvelled as the “Leaning...Read moreRead more
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Inside a CMA probe…

Post #4146 by RSS Bot » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:33 pm

Inside a CMA probe…
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Bugged hotel rooms provide collusion evidence. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has used the launch of its new “Cheating or Competing” campaign to reveal what takes behind closed doors when cartels meet to collude on pricing. CMA has also lifted the lid and highlighted the secret conversations that take place inside illegal cartels. An...Read moreRead more
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Cypriot search commences…

Post #4147 by RSS Bot » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:34 pm

Cypriot search commences…
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RVA starts search for power station dismantling partner. Following 12 weeks of collaborating with decommissioning consultancy RVA Group, the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) has embarked upon the international tender and selection process for a contractor to execute a Cypriot power station dismantling project. It was announced late last autumn that RVA had been appointed...Read moreRead more
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Making a mockery…

Post #4148 by RSS Bot » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:34 pm

Making a mockery…
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Failed implosion becomes Internet meme and mockery target. A partial stand-up is the explosive demolition engineer’s worst nightmare; their fallibility laid bare for the watching world to see. But thanks to the inexorable rise and unforgiving humour on social media, that nightmare just got a whole lot worse. Having already endured for more than a...Read moreRead more
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Rampage digger driver jailed…

Post #4149 by RSS Bot » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:35 am

Rampage digger driver jailed…
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Operator receives custodial sentence over criminal damage. A digger driver who caused a “trail of destruction” at a new hotel because he was owed £600 in wages has been jailed for five years and four months. John Manley drove a digger through the front doors of a brand new Travelodge in Liverpool in January last...Read moreRead more
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Comment – Criminal injustice…

Post #4150 by RSS Bot » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:35 pm

Comment – Criminal injustice…
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A digger driver has just been jailed for five years and four months after he went on a rampage through the reception of a newly-built hotel. According to the prosecution, John Manley caused more than £440,000 worth of damage when he drove a mini excavator through the hotel in Liverpool. If that was the full...Read moreRead more
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