Statistics House building 'might have caused fatalities' in Kaikoura earthquake – Newshub

The federal government's ordered pressing inspections on eighty multi-storey buildings nationwide, after an investigation right into a quake-broken Wellington building.

The efficiency of Wellington's Statistics House in the Kaikōura earthquake was "unacceptable" and "might have caused fatalities," Building and Building Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

An unbiased panel investigated the building after it suffered severe structural harm in magnitude 7.eight November quake, inflicting the partial-collapse of three decrease degree flooring. 

Greater than 500 Statistics NZ employees labored in the building, which was constructed in 2005, in addition to employees from different authorities departments. 

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Statistics House building 'might have caused fatalities' in Kaikoura earthquake - Newshub