New Zealand stadium roof collapse blamed on snow, construction defects

Heavy snowfall, construction defects, and design problems contributed to the collapse of the Stadium Southland roof in New Zealand in September 2010, a report has found.

May 17, 2012

Heavy snowfall, construction defects, and design problems contributed to the collapse of the Stadium Southland roof in New Zealand in September 2010, a report has found.

The nation’s Department of Building and Housing has referred the investigation report to the police and the Department of Labour, and provided a copy to IPENZ—the body responsible for monitoring the competence of engineers.

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