Perth Roof Collapse

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WATERLOGGING of the Perth Children’s Hospital, already plagued by asbestos contamination, has caused part of the building’s ceiling to collapse.

A source involved in the project told PerthNow that two sections of the ceiling collapsed after becoming waterlogged from recent heavy rainfall in the past week.

The material crashed from the top floor, with the source saying that if anyone had been underneath the falling panels that “they would have been killed”.

Photographs received by PerthNow this afternoon show signs of rubble on the ground floor, resulting from the ceiling sections collapsing.

The source said the ceiling sheeting could not cope with the weight of water that had seeped into the panels.

The source also said it was feasible that the structural integrity of the sheeting had been “compromised” due to asbestos remediation work carried out on the atrium panels.

Emergency meetings were apparently being held late this afternoon to try to resolve the latest crisis which has hit the PCH building site.

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