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Large pieces of granite fell without warning from a second floor opening.
Key Learning Outcomes
For building owners and managers:
Regular inspections and maintenance can help keep a structure safe and identify any obvious safety issues that may need addressing
Be aware that safety critical defects may be hidden behind linings
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The building in this report is a church built as a composite masonry structure with granite cladding on the front façade. Steel RSJs are used as lintels behind the door and window openings. The steel has corroded over the years and the expansion had pushed the cladding material off. Large pieces of granite fell without warning from a second floor opening.
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