577 Bridge wing wall collapse
The masonry wing wall of a bridge fell as a single section and came to rest against an adjacent pile. Although the roles and responsibilities placed on individuals on site was clear, there was a lack of direction on who held ultimate responsibility for identifying the need for temporary works.
533 Installation of PV panels
A reporter's firm used to carry out design work for installers of PV panels, many on domestic roofs. Unfortunately, because the market was buoyant, many 'engineers' entered the market and drove the prices for assessments down by undertaking far less rigorous analysis, and suggesting that far fewer fixings were adequate.
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