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S EP TEMB ER OCTOB ER 2 015 VOLU ME 4 3 , NO. 5 14 WAX AND WANE NDA member Empire Wrecking Co. demolishes furnaces at International Waxes Inc. 20 IT TAKES A FAMILY Familyowned NDA member GSD Comp

FROM THE PRESIDENT NDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS DEMOLITION is the official magazine of the National Demolition Association. Copyright 2015 by The National Demolition Association. All rights reserved. Prin

TUNNELING CONSTRUCTION MINING NUCLEAR PROCESS CEMENT UNBEATABLE PERFORMANCE Nobody beats Brokk when it comes to demolition at reconstructions or renovations of residential, commercial or industrial f

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DEMOLITION DEMOLITION is the official magazine of the National Demolition Association. Copyright 2015 by The National Demolition Association. All rights reserved. Printed

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NDA member Empire Group has thrived for 60 years by growing and expanding to meet the needs of its customers while maintaining focus on providing exceptional service. S Todd M. ONeill, executive vice

THE EMPIRE GROUP COMPANIES Empire Wrecking Empire Services is a leader in the demolition and excavation industry in Eastern Pennsylvania. Elk Environmental Services, founded in 1988, serves the MidAt

AN EXAMPLE OF EMPIRE GROUPS INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO DEMOLITION CAN BE FOUND ON P. 14. Donny Entzminger Jr., a driver for Berks Transfer, an Empire Group company, stands with a transfer trailer truck u

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM For the past 10 years, Ron Lutz has worked as a driver for Elk Environmental Services, an Empire Group company. Lutz drives a Vacuum Truck, built to transport hazardous and nonhazar

rials from properties prior to demolition. This process eventually became a separate business named Empire Building Products. A few decades later, when most buildings were stripped of valuables before

Demolition at International Waxes Inc. was complicated by the pipes attached to the buildings, including some that contained asbestos. 14 DEMOLITION MAGAZINE WAX

WANE NDA member Empire Wrecking Co. demolishes furnaces at International Waxes Inc. The Empire crew removed the bucket elevators attached to the rear of the retort wax furnace building, as well as o

PROJECT STATISTICS DEMOLITION INCLUDED TWO RETORT FURNACES 2X NEARLY 110 FEET TALL AND THREE FILTER BUILDINGS FACILITY REMAINED AT UTILIZATION DURING THE DEMOLITION CREW OF MORE THAN 40 The Empire

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HERE A view inside one of the retort furnace buildings prior to demolition. TOP RIGHT Empire Wrecking utilized a John Deere 450 95foot long reach excavator to perform the sensitive demolition of the t

alternate methods had to be designed to achieve abatement of the retort furnace to maintain the aggressive schedule. After approval for a variance with DEP, Empire removed the structure around the fur

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Familyowned GSD Companies utilizes the talents of many to tackle the AES Deepwater Plant windscreen and hung boiler during a complex implosion in Pasadena, Texas. H ave you ever heard the phrase, It

Bordered on the south and west by two major pipeline corridors and a large refinery, the AES Deepwater facility was also adjacent to two railroads and a residential neighborhood to the south, highvolt

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zone to prevent flying or sliding debris from the chimney. Finally, CDI had GSD place sealand containers in front of the abovegrade pipeline manifolds to the south and west of the chimney and boiler f

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IN THE When NDA member E. Luke Greene Company Inc. took on the demolition of the Atlanta Motor Speedway, it raced against the clock to complete the project before the first NASCAR race on March 1, 20

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A view of the full Atlanta Motor Speedway before demolition began. PROJECT STATISTICS AVERAGE CREW SIZE 5 W 2 MILLION POUNDS OF MATERIALS RECYCLED TALLEST POINT OF THE STRUCTURE 28 DEMOLITION MA

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT An upclose view of the speedway demolition. Debris from the demolition. The partially demolished Atlanta Motor Speedway. The high reach excavator works on demolishing the Atl

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LEGAL ISSUES The Perils of PPE Are You Prepared By Mark A. Lies II and Patrick D. Joyce S ince 1974, OSHA has had regulations that required employers to provide personal protective equipment PPE to

WalMart Distrib. Ctr. No. 6016, OSHRC Docket No. 081292, 25 OSHC BNA 1396 OSHRC April 27, 2015, outlining when an employer can and cannot conduct or rely upon a global hazard assessment for PPE in the

LEGAL ISSUES percent, the Review Commission did find that because there were only three eyeface injuries to order fillers over two years in an order filler population of 60 workers, there was not suf

or categories of injuries to specific tasks or groups may be difficult. In the event that OSHA issued citations to an employer related to PPE, they can take two forms. There are civil citations agains

SAFETY ZONE Whatever You Call It, a Job Safety Analysis Can Help Identify Hazards By Michael J. Casbon O 36 DEMOLITION MAGAZINE ne of the fundamental elements of wellperforming accident prevention

for the use as a task in a JSA. You need to break down the overall scope into steps for the demolition of the building. One task may be torch cut equipment and piping from building. A second task may

SAFETY ZONE If you look at the hazards stepbystep, it would look something like this. Step one was inspect the area for combustible materials. If you are walking around, you will need to watch out fo

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FROM THE NDA NDA Remembers Former Board Member Ben Kates known as the Oklahoma City bombing, Kates and Midwest Wrecking used their equipment to help with the search and rescue. The company was also h

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