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“Snow on the roof was probably heavier than the design loads”

A visual examination suggested remedial welding was not up to standard.

### ODT Online Fri, 10 Dec 2010
Worksmanship blamed for stadium roof collapse
Inadequate workmanship, the low expectations of the old building code, and unusually heavy snow contributed to the collapse and ultimate destruction of Stadium Southland, the findings of an independent review committee say . . . They recommend plans for the new stadium be peer reviewed before construction and that it is accompanied by a quality control programme, but steer clear of apportioning blame or establishing the legal responsibility.

Insurer NZI and the Department of Building and Housing are also investigating the collapse, and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research is preparing a report on the snowfall.

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