518 Fibrous Plaster Ceiling Features
This recent report of a serious concern about an old fibrous plaster ceiling has similarities to the Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse in London in December 2013.It is thought that complete collapse was averted by the arched shape of the trough section and that if the ceiling was flat, prior collapse would have occurred.
430 Failure of anchor bolts holding suspended scaffold
During the removal of a suspended scaffold it was found that a number of the 12 x 100 hexagon head screw bolt anchors had failed. The scaffold spanned a 10m wide, 20m deep, pumping well which had been fully boarded as a crash deck and light use access platform.
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