The Department of Labour has postponed the M1 bridge collapse inquiry to 2017, after the contractor bombarded an engineering witness.
A wind gust and scaffolding weaknesses caused the M1 /Grayston Drive pedestrian bridge collapse, said a witness for the contractor.
The Grayston Drive structural bridge collapse inquiry resumes on 7 July 2016, with seven days of testimony from construction contractor Murray & Roberts.
The Tongaat Mall collapse inquiry reported several contraventions of the OHS Act, and Construction Regulations Amendment, in May 2016.
The Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry will investigate contractor Murray & Robers; the Construction Health and Safety Agent; and the supplier of materials and design.
Prof John Smallwood reports on concrete slab collapse prevention. He quantifies the relative importance of health and safety registration.
The Verulam concrete batch collapse at KatzStone Granite and Quartz in KwaZulu-Natal, left one worker dead and three injured, including the owner.
The Grayston bridge collapse inquiry revealed that deadlines were missed, bolts were missing and concerns about alignment were raised.
The Grayston Drive bridge collapse scaffolding would be cleared after contractors Murray & Roberts get approval for a detailed incident site protocol.
The SA Department of Labour set up a Johannesburg Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry in October 2015.
The Grayston Drive pedestrian bridge collapse over the M1 highway in Johannesburg on 14 October 2015, kiled two and injured 23.
A coal silo collapse on Saturday 1 November at Majuba power station crippled the newest commercially operated plant in the SA grid.
The Nigerian church slab collapse in September 2014 that killed 67 pilgrims, reminds us that safety is a responsibility that cannot be delegated to God.
SACPCMP Registrar Nomvula Rakalote said construction health and safety registration would prevent incidents such as the Alberton slab collapse.
The Thongathi (Tongaat) Mall construction site is facing a secondary slab collapse, placing investigators at risk.
The role of engineers is now probed in the Thongathi Mall collapse inquiry in July 2014.
The health and safety file regime does not prevent building failures. When state-owned building collapse, regulatory failure becomes glaring.
A fatal trench collapse in wet soil illustrates potential causes and prevention of trench digging incidents.
A foreman at the Thongathi Mall collapse site testified that the “small pillars” of inadequate construction column support had caved in.
Tongaat Mall collapse liabilities may unfold in the DOL investigation, and probably in civil claims, since it occurred during a procedural work stoppage.