The M1 structural bridge collapse inquiry resumes on 7 July 2016, with seven days of testimony from construction contractor Murray & Roberts.
The Commission’s mandate will focus on:
- responsibility of the principal constructor in terms of the Construction Regulations
- responsibility of the client (City of Johannesburg, and its development agency)
- responsibility of the Construction Health and Safety Agent on behalf of the client, in terms of the Construction Regulations
- responsibility of the supplier of materials
- responsibility of the designer.
The M1/Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry is presided over by Lennie Samuel.
Some of the parties to testify include;
- Royal Haskoning DHV
- Engineering Council of South Africa
- National Union of Mineworkers.
The Section 32 Inquiry was set up by the Department of Labour after the collapse of the temporary bridge structure at the M1 Grayston Drive Pedestrian bridge.
The collapse of the bridge structure to link Sandton and Alexandra led to the deaths of two people and injury to 19 others. The Inquiry, in terms of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), will investigate instances of negligence.
Source; SA Department of Labour, July 2016.
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