The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

‘Act now to avoid an­other Gren­fell tragedy’

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the on­go­ing Gren­fell in­ves­ti­ga­tion leaked to the press last weak that re­vealed myr­iad safety fail­ings fol­low­ing re­fur­bish­ments be­tween 2014 and 2016.

Among the short­com­ings were the fact the cladding and in­su­la­tion ma­te­rial was highly com­bustible, the win­dows badly fit­ted, front doors lacked door closers, the build­ing had no sprin­klers, es­cape routes were too nar­row and the build­ing was al­most im­pos­si­ble for fire­fight­ers to ac­cess ef­fec­tively.

Build­ings the group deemed “high risk” in­cluded schools, hos­pi­tals, care homes, shel­tered hous­ing and res­i­den­tial blocks.

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 ??  ?? The Gren­fell Tower fire caused 71 deaths in June 2017
The Gren­fell Tower fire caused 71 deaths in June 2017

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