According to The Canadian Press, the Quebec Workplace Safety and Health Commission said in October 2021, a design failure at a paper mill in western Quebec caused scaffolding to collapse, killing two workers and injuring several others. said to have been injured.
Commission des normes, de l’equite, de la sante et de la securite du travail found that engineers working for Boileau & Associates, the company that designed the 16-story scaffolding, improperly calculated how much weight the platform could hold. said.
Engineers not named in the report underestimated the load capacity of the scaffolding by more than 25%, a difference of more than 4,000 kilograms. The Canadian Press reports that the seventh floor where the collapse occurred was not properly supported and could not support the weight of workers in certain areas.
Designing scaffolding to cause death in a paper mill
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