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The Grayston Bridge collapse – and other such failures

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/21/17 11:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in Risk in HSE, Construction Industry, Bridge collapses

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On October 14 2015, South Africa was left reeling when the bridge under construction over the M1 at Grayston collapsed, killing two people and injuring 19 others. Since then, several attempts have been made by the Department of Labour (DoL) to conduct an inquiry into the incident, and the causes behind it. Here we take a look at the state of the inquiry as of now, as well as what we can learn from a health and safety point of view – from this specific incident, as well as similar such bridge collapses – to determine the potential causes that can be avoided in future.  

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