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southafricalogoTimeslive reports that the inquiry into the Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse, set up by the Department of Labour, is scheduled to resume on Monday with testimony from the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA).  

Two people died when the bridge collapsed onto two vehicles on 14 October 2015.  A further 19 people were injured.  The latest sitting of the inquiry - which is meant to investigate what went wrong and who is responsible for the collapse - will continue until Thursday, 5 July.  The department said in a statement that a total of 13 sessions were expected to be held between July and September this year under a new presiding officer.  Phumudzo Maphaha has taken over from Lennie Samuel‚ who took ill.  The inquiry had its first sitting in February 2016 and last sat in September 2017.  Previously‚ Murray & Roberts‚ the main contractor, claimed the quality of some of the couplers used to hold the scaffolding structure together had not been up to standard.  However‚ Form-Scaff‚ the company that supplied the scaffolding‚ countered this by accusing Murray & Roberts of poor workmanship.

  • Read this report in full at Timeslive
  • Read the Department of Labour’s press statement at SA Govt News

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