M1 bridge collapse inquiry resumes today

The inquiry, headed by the Labour Department, has seen numerous delays.

FILE: A Murray Roberts sign is seen at the scene where a temporary pedestrian bridge collapsed on the M1 in Sandton. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The inquiry into the Grayston Bridge collapse will resume this morning, with a representative from construction company Murray & Roberts expected to testify.

Last year, two people died and 19 others were injured when scaffolding collapsed on the M1 highway, trapping several vehicles.

The inquiry, headed by the Labour Department, has seen numerous delays.

The department's Mokgadi Pela said there would be no further postponements.

"Expert witnesses and families will be called and it will be for the presiding officer to decide the order."

In April, the department said that those involved had not handed in all the required documents, which led to a postponement.

The inquiry is expected to run over a period of two weeks, with 20 witnesses expected to testify.

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