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No Explosives To Be Used To Demolish Old Hospital

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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The company that will demolish the old Memorial Hospital complex in Cumberland says neither explosives nor wrecking balls will be used in the process.

Michael Ritter of Ritter & Paratore spoke Tuesday at a meeting for nearby residents and gave details of the demolition process.

Ritter said the demolition work will be done mostly by an apparatus called an ultra-high reach excavator. He said his company has a five-story model and a nine-story model that will be used.

The Times-News of Cumberland reports that the company will use a dust suppression system that sprays mist in the air to capture dust, and workers will use hoses to spray the buildings during work.

Demolition work will begin Nov. 18. The contract for the project is for one year.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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