Precast concrete panel collapse

Structure and Process Design…Why are we getting it wrong?

When we see incidents like this one in QLD which resulted in two workers being crushed to death, and it makes you wonder, how in this day and age, does this happen? We can not help thinking about all the possible design solutions that could have been adopted to prevent the two workers being exposed to the precast panels collapsing. You wonder if the designer had time to think about this, to consult, to plan and to talk to people with experience?

This is what safety in design is about…Eliminating hazards through good design.

We all need to learn from these tragic events.

Share this alert in the hope that next time we will get it right.

WorkCover QLD Safety alert – Fatal incident