Ceiling partially collapses at restaurant in Oxford

Part of the ceiling of a Thai restaurant in Oxford collapsed on top of students on Friday night.

Rowers from Oxford University were reportedly eating in At Thai, on High Street, when plaster came down on top of them and their food.

Staff at the restaurant said no-one was hurt and their diners weren’t too upset. They added that an engineer would be checking the building’s safety, but the restaurant would stay open as normal.

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3:36pm Mon 12 May 14

multitask says...

Not a big meal to get ruined then!
Not a big meal to get ruined then! multitask
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9:09pm Mon 12 May 14

rabbitrr says...

Okay then, having just read the article lets get our heads round this...

Part of ceiling falls onto customers while they are eating their meal. One could reasonably assume the ceiling is inherently unsafe otherwise bits wouldnt have fallen off = NOT GOOD but I assume the place was immediately evacuated and the customers led to a place of safety. Yes?

Restuarant instruct engineer to check out the building = Good

Restarant staying open while inspection is carried out and report made! WTF... Nice (not) guess we all now know where the attention lies there then... PROFIT rather than the customers who may get a ceiling in on them!
Okay then, having just read the article lets get our heads round this... Part of ceiling falls onto customers while they are eating their meal. One could reasonably assume the ceiling is inherently unsafe otherwise bits wouldnt have fallen off = NOT GOOD but I assume the place was immediately evacuated and the customers led to a place of safety. Yes? Restuarant instruct engineer to check out the building = Good Restarant staying open while inspection is carried out and report made! WTF... Nice (not) guess we all now know where the attention lies there then... PROFIT rather than the customers who may get a ceiling in on them! rabbitrr
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11:39pm Mon 12 May 14

Myron Blatz says...

Surely the building cannot be 'fit for purpose' if the ceiling has collapsed? Also, the place can't be safe for customers and staff under Health & Safety - and am only surprised that if employees at the restaurant belong to a trade union, that the relevant trade union hasn't brought out its members on strike.
Surely the building cannot be 'fit for purpose' if the ceiling has collapsed? Also, the place can't be safe for customers and staff under Health & Safety - and am only surprised that if employees at the restaurant belong to a trade union, that the relevant trade union hasn't brought out its members on strike. Myron Blatz
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