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southafricalogoANA reports that the commission of inquiry into the Grayston Drive/M1 pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse was postponed to 2018, with the possibility of 20 more witnesses being called.  

This followed a two-day sitting this week at the Department of Labour offices in Pretoria.  The hearing was appointed by the department in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act to investigate instances of negligence and non-compliance with legislation relating to the 2015 collapse of the temporary bridge on the Grayston Drive /M1, which led to the deaths of two people and the injuring of 19 others.  Commissioner Lennie Samuel decided to postpone the matter after hearing new evidence from Form Scarf expert witness Garry Farrow.  “The expert witness took the commission by surprise when he produced a report that neither the Commissioner nor Murray and Robert (the principal constructor) has had sight of,” the department indicated in a statement Wednesday.

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