The pedestrian and cycle bridge collapsed on 14 October 2015, resulting in the deaths of two people and injury to 19 others (link opens in new tab). The bridge was under construction at the time.
The inquiry, which was originally announced shortly after the collapse, has been repeatedly delayed (link opens in new tab). The sitting, which resumes at 9am on 26 September, is being held in terms of section 32 of the Occupation, Health & Safety Act and has been instituted by the Department of Labour’s chief inspector Tibor Szana.
Stakeholders include Johannesburg Municipality as the client, Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) as the agent, Murray & Roberts Infrastructure as the principal contractor appointed by JDA, and Form-Scaff as a contractor appointed by Murray & Roberts.
The Department of Labour said that the inquiry is expected to conclude its business at the end of September 2018.