Untested Brackets Tied to Fatal Accident

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

According to a report from the Yomiuri Shimbun, a 95 ft long, 3 ft wide iron gangway, which was connected to a car carrier that was under construction, collapsed at the Ozai Shipyard of Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co. on Jan. 23, killing two and injuring 24 others on the gangway. The load bearing capacity of the brackets on the gangway were never tested according to The Yomiuri Shimbun.

(Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun)

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