CROSS Safety Report
Fall of old rail section from restaurant ceiling
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A report was received from a tenant business manager describing how a piece of metal fell from the soffit onto a table in a restaurant/bar.
Key Learning Outcomes
For construction professionals:
Consider introducing a quality management procedure for the final inspection of works to ensure all construction and temporary works components used are fully removed upon completion
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A report was received from a tenant business manager of a fall of metal (Figure 1) from the soffit onto a table in a restaurant/bar. Luckily, no one was injured. On investigation the object was identified as a section of corroded bullhead rail. The old rail was believed to have been used as part of temporary works during work on the viaduct and was not fully removed when this work was completed.
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