Wall at Baywest Mall collapses

22 August 2014

A section of wall of the Baywest Mall, still under construction, collapsed under strong wind.

Strong winds in Port Elizabeth saw part of the Baywest Mall wall collapse, injuring workers on the site. Construction of the Baywest Mall is still in progress and expected to be completed early next year.

The report of Baywest Mall wall collapse was disclosed in a statement released by Murray & Roberts Buildings MD Alex Boyazoglua.

According to Boyazoglua, a section of wall, estimated to be about 4.9 m long and 3.6 m high, was blown over by excessive winds accompanied by forceful gusts.
“It is extremely unfortunate that one of the SMME subcontractors’ employees was in the path of the wall as it was blown over.”

Construction of the Baywest Mall is still under way and is estimated to cost over $1b.

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