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09Aug91 USA: SCHAL MID-ATLANTIC TEAM CLEARED OF BLAME FOR WASHINGTON BUILDING SITE COLLAPSE.

Schal Mid-Atlantic has been absolved of any blame by America's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following a building site collpase in Washington DC last year (Construction News, Nov 22, p3).Instead, OSHA said the 14 m deep excavation collapse because member and connections used in the excavation were not strong enough.It said spacer beams connecting the wales and soldier beams, together with the welded connections were not strong enough to transfer soil loads to ...

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