The death toll over the collapse of the Carlton United Brewery wall in Swanston Street now stands at three following the death earlier today of the young woman who initially survived the accident
Questions are being asked as to the design and construction of the recently added wooden hoarding attached to the masonry wall and the possibility that it may have acted as a lever increasing the wind loading and pulling the wall to collapse.
The City of Melbourne is responsible for issuing permits for the design and construction of building site hoardings. It is unclear if a permit was issued for the new hoarding or if and when the site was inspected prior to its collapse.
Link: For more analysis on the wall's history and its collapse by Butterpaper