Grayston inquiry resumes this month

Friday, September 1, 2017

The M1 Grayston Bridge inquiry, which was postponed in August last year, is to resume in Pretoria on 26 September.

The event will take place at the Pretoria Labour Centre offices, Concillium Building, at the corner of Nana Sita and Thabo Sehume at 9am.

The inquiry, which is being held in terms of section 32 of the Occupation, Health and Safety Act, was instituted by the Department of Labour following the collapse of the M1 pedestrian and cyclists bridge on 14 October 2015, resulting in the death of two people and injury to 19 others.

The inquiry seeks to establish the cause of the accident. It is being conducted by Lennie Samuel after being instituted by the Department of Labour Chief inspector Tibor Szana.

Stakeholders include the Johannesburg Municipality as the client, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) as the agent, Murray and Roberts Infrastructure (MR) as the principal contractor appointed by JDA and Form Scaff as a contractor appointed by Murray and Roberts.

Already a number of expert witnesses have been called, among them Roelf J.M an expert witness representing Murray and Roberts, Richard Beneke, an expert witness representing Murray and Roberts, Ric Snowden, an expert witness representing Murray and Roberts, Stefanus Francois van Zyl, an expert witness representing Murray and Roberts and Garry Farrow, an expert witness of Form Scaff.

It is expected that more witnesses will be called and that the inquiry will conclude its business at the end of September 2018. – SAnews.gov.za

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