Demolition Knocks out Cable Service in Schuylkill County

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FRACKVILLE -- A building demolition went awry Wednesday night in Schuylkill County.

Officials in Frackville tell Newswatch 16 that crews were bringing down an abandoned building at Lehigh Avenue and Oak Street when the walls crumbled in the wrong direction.

Parts of the building landed on some cable wires, knocking out service.

A car was also damaged by flying debris.


  • Huggy

    Whoever owned this building must have spent too much time on the down low instead of upkeep. Should be ashamed to have had a Main Street building go to waste like that.

  • Ryan Gudonis

    If you look at it this way, it’s a good thing that the building is finally being torn down. It’s unfortunate that this issue happened, but what can you do?

  • Fish

    Thanks to this my alarm didn’t go off and now I missed work at the distribution center! Oh well, that job sucked I can make the same wage at McDonalds


      Rumor has it at least they are keeping mcdonalds when they demolish the mall. I can beat feet up there and grab a bigmac and fries. I am hoping when they demolish the mall it dont turn out like this vacant flower shop and cause another cable outage. Perfect Strangers, The A Team and Family Matters are only on at certain times on extended cable.

  • Fredric

    Stop The Presses!!

    There’s No One Watching!!

    The real story here is the poor person who just lost his way to work and a lot of due to comprehensive claim because dummy demolision crew didn’t know what they were doing.

  • Longgreysocks

    This was really unacceptable frackville. After walking all day, I was trying to watch a perfect strangers rerun and the cable went out. I hope sedco can save this area with this new 10 dollar an hour job project when they demolish mall.

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