Documents found in bin relate to viaduct tragedy

7th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

9 November 2005, GRAN CANARIA — Documents relating to the tender for the works on a viaduct where six workers died in an accident were found in a rubbish bin, it was disclosed.

9 November 2005

GRAN CANARIA — Documents relating to the tender for the works on a viaduct where six workers died in an accident were found in a rubbish bin, it was disclosed.

The attorney general,Cándido Conde-Pumpido,said an investigation was underway into why these documents were discovered stuffed in a bin and whether they had been deliberately hidden there.

Five Portuguese workers and one Spaniard died when a platform collapsed on top of them on Monday.

They were working on a viaduct which was part of the A-7 Mediterranean motorway along the Andalusian coast.

Conde-Pumpido, who was in the Canary Islands to launch an initiative against workplace accidents, told journalists the Civil Guard would investigate the circumstance behind the accident near Almuñécar, in Granada.

The government said earlier indications were the platform collapsed because of the weakness of the construction materials, even though earlier inspections found they conformed to safety standards.

Human error has been ruled out.

At least three others were recovering in hospital with serious injuries.

The platform measured 60 metres long and 12m wide.

It is thought between 20 and 40 workers were under the platform when it plunged 50 metres.

Three separate investigations has been launched into the traged by different agencies.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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