Grenfell Tower cladding company rigged fire tests, ex-employee says (building style)

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INTRO: A former employee of the company that made the highly flammable insulation for Grenfell Tower in London has admitted the fire test was rigged. Jonathan Roper, a former product manager at Celotex, told a public inquiry into the disaster that the company was dishonest and over-engineered a fire test so the cladding would meet safety standards. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said Mr Roper’s testimony was “very shocking” and it showed why the UK needed a much stiffer building code. Seventy-two people died when fire, fuelled by the cladding, ripped through the west London high rise shortly after midnight in June 2017... (MORE)

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