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This blog is aimed at shaming those who ignore health and safety and those who abuse the Freedom of Information Act out of laziness, corruption or to cover up incompetence.

Collapsed M20 Bridge request for construction information

Lafarge Cement Posted on Mon, August 29, 2016 07:56:37

Email sent – 29/08/2016 05:52

Kent County Council

Dear Madam

Under protection of the FOIA 2000 please provide me with the
following information ref the subject title.

1. A PDF Copy of the As Built Health and Safety File for the
Pedestrian Bridge.

2. An inspection certificate for
the said bridge for the last 5 years.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Was Lafarge cement used in this bridge construction????

Yet more incompetence leading to danger to the public

Lafarge Cement Posted on Mon, August 29, 2016 07:54:23

Email sent – 29/08/2016 06:44

Dear Mr Bradshaw

Please see the following url link which shows the M20 was
reopened leaving a large section of the bridge overhanging the motorway on the
North bound lanes.

What imbecile approved that?

If what I say is correct about
the absence of reinforcement steel, the general public were put at serious risk.

I understand a brand new bridge has now been installed over
both directions.

For your information action and

Alan M Dransfield

Was Lafarge Cement used in this bridge construction???

M20 bridge collapse

Lafarge Cement Posted on Mon, August 29, 2016 07:44:19

Email sent – 29/08/2016 06:44

Dear Mr Bradshaw MP

I wish to report suspicious
circumstance to the M20 Bridge collapse a couple of days ago. From media
coverage it would appear this concrete pedestrian bridge had not been
provisioned with any reinforcement steel and there was no vertical support pier
in the central reservation.

Under no circumstances would a bridge span 30 mts plus without reinforcement steel. This bridge has snapped in the middle of the
bridge like a Kitcat.

It would also appear the digger
which was being transported on a articulated lorry was traveling on the hard shoulder.

I fully appreciate this is
outside your patch but I would be grateful if you would flag up my fears to the
Ministry of Transport and the Health and Safety Executive. Under normal circumstance,I would alert the
HSE but as you are aware, they have imposed a lifetime ban against me.

In light of this bridge collapse and if it is
confirmed the reinforcement steel has been omitted, then all bridges in the UK
need to be checked.

By the grace of god this
incident (not accident) resulted in no fatalities and only one minor injury.

It would also appear that this collision occurred under slow to moderate
speed; hence, god help the general public in the event the lorries were
traveling at speed.

Whether or not this bridge was built with the Lafarge contaminated cement I know not, but what I do know is the incident should have
and could have been avoided if the Ministry of Transport were not
sleeping on the job.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield


I do hope you don’t think I am being too vexatious.

Was Lafarge Cement used in this bridge construction???

Boris, are you listening? Boris. BORIS!

Lafarge Cement Posted on Mon, July 13, 2015 20:32:24

From: alan
Date: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 6:20 AM
To: “
Mayor of London <>
Cc: BRADSHAW Ben <>,
Lou Elliston <>,
John Perkins <>,” <>, Richard Bailey
John BERCOW <>,
John Olsson <>,
“Enquiries, Unit” <>,
bobby brown <>,
Fiona Miller miller <>,
Norman Scarth <>

Attn the Mayor of London and the London Legacy Authority

Dear Sirs

Further to my recent correspondence claiming the
London Olympic Stadium is unsafe and unfit for purpose, please see the latest
photographic images which support my claims that the stadium is a lighting death t rap.

In particular,see the photograph of the men installing the
roof material which is made of PVC.

PVC material is non-conductive; hence compromises the
public safety of the stadium in the event of a lightning strike.

I also draw your attention to the V steel structures around
the stadium. These steel structures should be insulated to protect both the
stadium and the general public from lightning overflash.

In a nutshell, the Olympic Stadium does not meet with the BS/EN
62305 and the Construction Design Management (CDM )Laws 2007.

I repeat my recommendations that this Stadium and the Exeter
Chiefs Rugby Stadium should be closed down and prevented from public use
until a full Lightning Protection Audit has been carried out.

This is compounded even further because 3 out of the 4 risk assessments required under BS/EN 62305 have been omitted. This can be verified
by an ocular inspection of the Stadium Lightning Risk Assessment, which
is in the public domain.

Balfour Beatty and the oversight authorities have no
knowledge of the Faraday Cage lightning principles and are putting profit before public safety.

They have failed to identify and protect the general public
and players and officials using these two stadiums and Ground Potential Rise
(GPR) has NOT even been considered

The PVC roof material will invalidate the Public Liability
Insurance in the event of a Lightning Strike on the stadium causing serious
injury or death.

Lightning protection failures and irregularities are not
isolated to the Olympic and Devon Sports stadiums. It is common practice by
Balfour Beatty on the majority of public funded projects.

The worst case scenario for both stadiums is HUNDREDS OF

My advice to any person attending either Stadium and
encountering a thunderstorm is to GET THE HELL OUT OF THE STADIUM AND FIND A

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Devon FOIA Campaigner

Ben Bradshaw informed – stand by for action;o)

Lafarge Cement Posted on Sun, September 08, 2013 17:18:05

Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:58 AM


Dear Mr Bradshaw

As you are aware, the Lafarge Cement scandal of 2005/06 saw millions of tonnes of contaminated cement imported into the South West for public funded projects, including the 6 PFI schools. You are also aware that it was around the time that the Devon County Council considered my FOIA requests were vexatious.

It now transpires that the Lafarge Cement scam was not isolated to Devon but was worldwide ….

You are also aware that the City Council and DCC took no action to safeguard public funds or public safety and at this Juncture, they are unaware which projects were subjected to contaminated cement.

We now have a situation ongoing where the 6 PFI schools have contaminated drinking water and we also know the 6 PFI schools were built with contaminated cement. Hence, if the drinking water doesn’t kill the kids, the building collapses will.

No wonder the DCC have paid out thousands of pounds fightning my FOIA case related to these schools.

I would strongly suggest/recommend you write to the DCC/City Council asking for a full list of affected projects from the Lafarge Cement ccam. As you are aware, contaminated cement was also sold to neighbouring counties in the SouthWest of England. Hence, I think it would be prudent of you to contact the relevant oversight authorities.

I would envisage to see some building/structural collapse in the not distant future caused by the Lafarge Contaminated Cement.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Scottish Buildings

Lafarge Cement Posted on Sun, September 08, 2013 17:10:14

Mr Ian Davidson

Chairman Scottish Select Committee

Dear Mr Davidson

I wish to alert you to the possible use of CONTAMINATED CEMENT used on Scottish Projects between 2005/08. It is a well known and documented fact that Lafarge Cement Company sold millions of tonnes of Contaminated Cement to the South West between the above dates and I am of the opinion this contaminated cement FRAUD was not isolated to the South West of England and it could have been sold for use on Scottish Public Works Contracts.

This contaminated cements “Could Result” in building/structure collapse,hence, the gravity of my allegation would justify a full inquiry into Lafarge Cement sold in Scotland between the above dates.

I would anticipate that we could experience building/structure collapse in the not too distant future cause by the Contaminated Cement FRAUD.

with thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Contaminated cement used in public works

Lafarge Cement Posted on Sat, May 04, 2013 07:52:15

The Lafarge Cement Scandal in Devon was where the Lafarge Cement Company admitted to providing millions of tonnes of contaminated cement. Perusal of the Devon County Council website will confirm they took no evasive or preventive actions to safeguard the general public and the public purse from this scam.

When using concrete foundations to channel lightning strikes to earth, the last thing you need is contaminated concrete foundations.

Verification of this particular scam can be found under a simple Google search of LAFARGE contaminated cement in the South West.