A nicely performed demolition is extremely fun to watch, but they don’t always go according to plans, unfortunately. When things start going badly, you can just hope that no one gets injured. Thankfully, even though the demolition in the video below went horribly wrong, no one was injured.
In Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, crews were working on demolishing an old multi-story mattress store, when an excavator working on the second floor came crashing down. The operator inside the excavator fell around 15 to 20 feet to the ground below, but was uninjured. We’ve seen just how safe staying inside an excavator can be in situations like this, with this video of a 2.6 million pound smoke stack falling onto an excavator, in which the operator was also unharmed.
The local fire department also said there was another man on site struck by some debris, but was also uninjured. Work was stopped temporarily on site, but is now ready to begin again. It’s hard to cast any judgements with just a short, well timed video clip, but it’s important to remember just how heavy these machines can be.
Full story and video below from CBC News…
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
“World’s Largest” is definitely a sought after goal, especially in the construction industry. Sarens, a crane rental, heavy lifting, and engineered transport company in Belgium, has recently released a supersized crane that is being regarded as the largest crane in the world, by both size and lifting capacity.
Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
A construction crane that was working on a highway widening project in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana collapsed onto the adjacent roadway last week, injuring one driver.
Demolition by implosion videos are always fun to watch. Adding an element of water makes them even more dramatic, though it’s probably not great for the ecosystem. Late last week, a one mile long, 23 year-old bridge in China was imploded in front of a crowd of spectators and caught on camera.
Cranes are an extremely useful and important piece of equipment on the majority of construction sites. They can also be extremely dangerous if they are not understood or respected.