524 Spalling concrete falling from motorway bridge
An incident occurred at a motorway overbridge resulting in a piece of spalling concrete falling onto the carriageway and striking a vehicle. This resulted in minor injuries to the driver. It is understood that the concrete which fell was no greater than 50 - 60mm in size and had spalled from an area of previously repaired concrete.
479 Dangerous alterations
The structure of an existing building is being replaced, but the facade retained. The construction method was to create a new frame within the existing, with columns punching through the existing slab. An existing beam had been left simply supported, with no continuity over the columns.
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