[VIDEO] Hi Rise Building Collapse During Demolition Critically Injures 1 in Miami

On Monday morning, a 13 story building in Miami Beach that was being prepped for demolition suddenly collapsed, injuring one Project Manager that was struck by debris.

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[VIDEO] Unfinished Bridge in Colombia Demolished after Partial Collapse Killed 10

In January of 2018, ten construction workers were killed and another eight were injured when a bridge spanning the Chirajara canyon in Columbia partially collapsed.  That collapse has since been blamed on a poor design, reports have stated. Last week, the remaining sections of the bridge were demolished in dramatic fashion.

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Allegedly Drunk Crane Operator Crashes into 4 Cars on New York Highway

A 47 year old crane operator is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident after driving a truck mounted crane into several vehicles on the Long Island Expressway in New York.

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[VIDEO] Watch the Tallest Building to Ever Be Demolished by Implosion

A couple weeks ago, we shared a list of the 100 tallest buildings to ever be demolished.  One of the most interesting things that I learned while researching for that article was that although Detroit’s Greater Department Hudson Store was not the tallest building on the list (it was #21), it was the tallest on the list to actually be imploded.

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[VIDEO] Simultaneous Demolition of Two 462 Feet Tall Cooling Towers

One thing’s for sure, the only thing better than one structure being demolished is two structures being demolished at the same time.  Late last week, a decommissioned Florida Power Plant saw to the implosion of two 462 feet tall cooling towers in spectacular fashion.

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[VIDEO] Watch A Window Fall 500 Feet to the Ground After Cable Snaps

Construction crews were preparing to replace window glazing on the 47-story tall Wellhouse na Leninskom tower in Moscow, Russia, when a cable snapped just as the window was about to reach the top of the structure

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[VIDEO] A Horse Had to Be Lifted Out of a Construction Trench by a Helicopter

It’s a tale (tail) as old as time: a horse walks into a construction trench, gets stuck, has to be lifted out of it by a helicopter.  The trench didn’t appear to be that deep, so I don’t think OSHA is going to need to get involved with this one.

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2 Construction Workers Rescued While Dangling 6 Stories High After Scaffolding Failed

For the third time in a year, construction workers have had to be rescued while dangling mid-air by fire rescue teams in Southern Florida. Last year, there were two incidents in Sarasota, Florida that involved failed suspended scaffolding in as many months.  Just last week, another incident in Palmetto Bay required the Fire Department to intervene.

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[VIDEO] Silo Demolition Goes Opposite Way and Lands on Adjacent Building

Demolitions by implosion seems like the easiest way to knock down a structure, but there is so much preparation that goes into it that even the slightest mistake can have a huge impact.  When smokestacks are demolished correctly, it can be a thing of beauty, like when these two silos in Scotland hit each other midair or when this asbestos filled stack was precisely demolished to fall into a pool of water. Things didn’t go so smoothly for demolition crews in Denmark last week, however.

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[VIDEO] Massive Crane Collapses on Florida Job Site, Narrowly Missing Several Workers

Crane collapses on construction jobsites are usually pretty terrifying, especially when the jobsite is full of workers.  A construction site in St. Petersburg, Florida got extremely lucky when a large construction crane collapsed and narrowly missed several running workers.

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