Potential Hazards during Demolitions
Demolition refers to the destruction, razing, and dismantling of large structures or buildings for renovation purposes or to make room for new structures. Naturally, this practice poses a number of hazards most of which are similar to most construction work. However, additional dangers involving hidden factors make this work particularly dangerous for workers and civilians.
- Modifications in the original design which the demolition team may be unaware of
- Unknown weaknesses in construction materials
- Materials that cannot be seen in the structure such as silica, asbestos, chemicals and heavy metals.
- Hazards resulting from the demolition methods.