Grenfell Fire Probe Faults Construction Industry Practices

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A faulty refrigerator in a 4th floor kitchen sparked the early morning fire, which escaped through a substandard window and engulfed the building in a few hours.

November 28, 2022
Peter Reina - Engineering News-Record

"Incompetence and poor practices in the construction industry" and among others led to the June 2017 fire at London's Grenfell residential high-rise building, causing 72 deaths, according to the lead counsel for the public inquiry that ended Nov. 10.

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