Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

German engineer charged over collapse of Kurimany Bridge

IN THE case of the November 2012 collapse of a highway bridge under construction close to the village of Kurimany in the Prešov Region that claimed four lives, the investigator has pressed criminal charges of public endangerment against a German structural engineer.

The ill-fated Kurimany bridge after its collapse(Source: Sme)

According to the prosecution, the German national, identified only as Sabina H., performed structural calculations and drafted specifications for bridge support structure No 206 on the Jánovce-Jablonov section of the D1 highway, in the administrative district of the village of Iliašovce in the area of Spišská Nová Ves.

“In it, she incorrectly designed the mutual bracing of support structures which caused the given construction to become unstable on November 2, 2012, during the laying of concrete and subsequent loading,” Košice Regional Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Milan Filičko told the TASR newswire. “The bridge cracked and part of the structure collapsed.”

Read also:Pravda: Cost cutting led to D1 highway bridge collapse

Due to the error in the structural engineering, four workers died while another 11 suffered injuries; and the National Highway Company (NDS) incurred property damage worth more than €96,000. “The Prosecutor’s Office considers the investigator’s decision lawful. It will be translated into German and delivered via the relevant German judicial bodies to the accused.

Read also:Victims’ families to get compensation

 

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Topic: Corruption & scandals


This article is also related to other trending topics: Highways

Top stories

We want a decent Slovakia, people chanted in squares

On the eve of the Velvet Revolution anniversary, people protested in the thousands, calling for a decent Slovakia.

Bratislava protest November 16, 2018

What we didn't know about our freedom

In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.

November 1989 in Bratislava

Bratislava gets a taste of international poetry Video

The international poetry festival Ars Poetica will host poetry readings and other performances at various sites in the city.

Camilla Nelson

Fico sticks with his old-style politics

Only the former PM knows whether the inspiration for his latest stunt was the success of the For A Decent Slovakia-supported candidates in the municipal elections.