Recommendation: 2014-020

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Ref # 2014-020
Status Further Evidence Requested
Occurrence Structural failure of a platform canopy at Kent Station, Cork.
Occurrence Date 18 December 2013

Basis for Recommendation

The use of cast-iron material and the design of the decorative rings contributed to the failure of the canopy structure, therefore the RAIU make the following safety recommendation

Recommendation

IÉ IM should identify all cast-iron structures on the network. From this, a risk-based approach should be taken in relation to the inspection of these assets, during routine inspections, in terms of any risks associated with cast-iron.