Study: Many factors to blame for New Zealand stadium roof collapse

12/10/2010 | Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) · 3 News (New Zealand)

A flawed design, poor craftsmanship and heavy snowfall all contributed to the collapse of the roof of a sports multiplex in New Zealand in September, an engineering study has found. The roof's collapse reduced Stadium Southland to rubble. "They believe that a weld or welding in a certain part of a frame of one truss broke, and when that broke it was like a domino effect," says Acton Smith of the Stadium Leisure Centre Trust.

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