Westgate Bridge Collapse: Cover of the technical committee’s report to the coroner

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Westgate Bridge Collapse: Cover of the technical committee’s report to the coroner is associated with Westgate Bridge, Melbourne located at these coordinates -37.829553211, 144.898616999


Description:
With the rescue operation still underway, a decision was made by the coroner to establish an expert techical committee. Their task was to ensure that as much information as possible was preserved, to observe and record what facts there were on site and to maintain an open mind as to the cause of the accident.

The committee consisted of five professionals from the fields of engineering, metallurgy, building and chemistry. It was not the role of the committee to suggest what caused the collapse, but they did make recommendations as to how this may be investigated. The members also testified to the royal commission.


Record Citation: VPRS 24/P3 Inquest Deposition Files, unit 120
Record URL: http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewSeries&entityId=24
Agency: VA 862 Office of the Registrar-General and the Office of Titles
Agency URL: http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewAgency&entityId=862
Date: 1970
Record Type: Report
Event Type: Bridge Collapse
Language: en
Copyright URL: http://prov.vic.gov.au/copyright
Related Resource URL: http://prov.vic.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/disaster-at-west-gate-the-west-gate-bridge-collapse-of-1970
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User Tags: westgate, west gate bridge




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Cover of the technical committee’s report to the coroner VPRS 24/P3 Inquest Deposition Files, unit 120

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