Earthquake-prone NZTA Palmerston North workplace evacuated

The NZ Transport Company’s Palmerston North employees are evacuating their workplace which has been discovered to be an earthquake danger.

Structural investigations had been carried out this week and located the constructing is beneath the brand new Constructing Normal.

NZTA interim chief govt Mark Ratcliffe mentioned the organisation was suggested the Palmerston North workplace constructing is beneath 34 per cent of the brand new Constructing Normal and the workplace can be closed till additional discover.

“There are different tenants within the constructing who we have now instructed in regards to the engineer’s findings. They’re additionally evacuating.

“Our first precedence on receiving this info from the engineers was to advise employees and clear the constructing. Our subsequent steps are to hold out invasive testing in addition to getting the structural engineer’s report peer reviewed.”

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