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Department of Labour-appointed Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse Inquiry hosts first engagement

by lloyd last modified 2016-02-11 17:50

11 February 2016

The Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry appointed by the Department of Labour is to begin next week with a briefing session by key interested stakeholders.

No witnesses will be called at this stage. Next week’s session will provide key interested stakeholders in the form of - Murray & Roberts, Form Scaff and Royal Haskoning DHV with an opportunity to spell out their administrative report(s) – highlighting the extent of their involvement in the M1 project.

The commission was appointed by the department following the collapse of the temporary bridge in the Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist structure which led to the deaths of two people and injury to 19 others.

The Section 32 hearing was appointed by the Department of Labour in terms of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act to investigate instances of negligence. The inquiry’s Presiding Inspector is Lennie Samuel.

Media is invited to the briefing.

Venue: Protea Hotel Parktonian All Suite, 120 De Korte Street Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Time: 10am.

When: 16-February-2016.


Issued by Department of Labour Communication Directorate:

Mokgadi Pela

Acting Departmental Spokesman

082-808-2168

NB: Media that wishes to attend the Inquiry can seek accreditation with Mishack Magakwe

Department of Labour Provincial Communication Officer (Gauteng Province)

082 908 1828

Mishack.magakwe@labour.gov.za


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