The Anonymous Widower

Did The Design Of The Clutha Bar Make Rescue Difficult?

I found this article on the BBC’s web site, which postulates that the building hampered rescue work in the Glasgow helicopter crash. Here’s the first paragraph.

The recovery operation at the Glasgow pub where a helicopter crashed was hampered by the building’s design, according to a senior fire officer.

But if you read the article, you’ll see that the building hadn’t been built as a bar and had been converted.

Obviously, helicopters don’t land on buildings every day, so to design every building to be able to sustain the fall of a three-tonne weight onto the roof, is probably far too expensive.

But other catastrophes can happen and was the building designed well enough to not trap people in say a fire or gas explosion?

We should make sure, we take  note of all the lessons from this crash.

December 5, 2013 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,

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