Coal conveyor collapse

A coal conveyor collapsed as a consequence of the overnight cooling of a poured slab on the conveying arm. The arm of the conveyor twisted and collapsed and fell onto the next conveyor. The next day workers walked onto the slab and felt it was peculiarly low. They very quickly departed. Upon discovering the collapse the engineers later stated over 1 km of conveyors could easily have fallen like a pack of cards. The liability under the insurance contract was very easily recognised and upon legal advice the insurer paid the builder to rectify the damage.