Thursday, May 16, 2013

Engineer in court on Canadian mall collapse charges

Source: CBC
An engineer charged in connection with the Elliot Lake mall collapse is due in court this week. Robert Wood is scheduled to make an appearance as charges under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act proceed.

Wood last inspected the Algo Centre Mall in April of last year.

In his report following that inspection, Wood said the mall was structurally sound.

Not long after his report was released, the mall suffered a partial collapse, killing two women.

Wood is accused of endangering a worker by providing negligent advice.

The charges are not related to the proceedings of the public inquiry, which continues in Elliot Lake.

Wood will also appear as a witness at the inquiry next month.


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