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Thongathi (Tongaat) Mall Commission of Inquiry to resume tomorrow with further testimony from Engineer

by Gabriel Mothiba last modified 2014-09-17 11:20

Rob Young, an Engineer appointed to investigate the site of the fatal Thongathi (Tongaat) Mall has been recalled to provide further testimony before the Commission of Inquiry.

Young, an Engineer with 45 years of experience will take the stand in a session planned for two-days, starting Thursday (September 18 &19). Young had previously appeared before the Thongathi Mall Commission of Inquiry on 22 July 2014.

The Department of Labour-appointed Thongathi Mall Commission of Inquiry was set-up to uncover the causes of the Thongathi (Tongaat) Mall structural collapse that led to the death of two people and injury to 29 on November 19 last year.

The Sections 32 hearing was instituted by the Department of Labour in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act – to gather evidence against parties whose negligence resulted in occupational injuries and death of workers following the collapse of the Mall.

The hearings are being held at the North Coast town of oThongathi at the local Municipal Offices.

Issued by the Department of Labour Communication Directorate:

For more information contact

Nhlanhla X. Khumalo

KZN Provincial Spokesman

031 366-2018 / 074 589 9682

Email: nhlanhlax.khumalo@labour.gov.za


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