Engineer Facing Criminal Negligence Charges in Fatal Mall Collapse
Part of a mall caved in, killing two women. As a result, the police have charged a professional engineer who was involved in inspections of the building with two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm. A judicial inquiry into the mall collapse heard that the roof had leaked for many years and the steel support structure was severely rusted. The engineer had declared the mall structurally sound weeks before the collapse. He was previously charged with violating the OHS Act by providing negligent advice [Robert Wood, CBC, Jan. 31, 2014].