It’s All About Money – The Grenfell Tower Disaster

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The Grenfell Tower disaster has cost many lives, and for sure the number of dead will increase as the investigation continues. If proper safety measures had been installed in the tower this would never have happened. But as usual it all comes down to money.

Businesses are always looking out for the cheapest possible way to solve problems, and this is evident in the Grenfell Tower killings. Why did they not install sprinkler systems to safeguard all floors? Why did they not use fire-retardant cladding on the outside of the building. These are questions that should be asked when the investigation begins.

Money rules the country in this day and age and all businesses are out to make as much profit as they can by  spending as little as possible on a project. Safety is of little concern to these people and they just hope that nothing happens.

It has been reported that the cladding fixed to the outside of the building was not fireproof and this was the major cause of the whole tower becoming a raging inferno. People living on the upper floors were not able to get down to ground level and save their lives so they all died in a most horrible way.

If the builders of the tower has spent a little more money to make the highrise safer many more would have survived. But it is a sign of our times where money rules everything.

I can understand the frustration of those that have survived for they have lost everything. Families, sons and daughters, parents and friends all because the builders wanted to save money. It is tragic when money rules everything.

Throughout the world the highrise has become extremely popular for we see them in cities across the world. Some may have the proper safety procedures, but not all, in fact, very few.

I think you are in constant danger when living in a highrise for the danger of fire is a constant threat. It only takes some idiot to make a mistake lower down and the entire tower is in danger.

The builders of these towers need to do whatever they can to make them safe in the event of an accident. They need to ensure that if a fire breaks out it does not spread to other floors, and that there is a proper escape plan for all residents. As these buildings get older the risk of tragedy gets steadily worse.

Roy.

4 Responses to “It’s All About Money – The Grenfell Tower Disaster”

  1. I have a completely different take on this story.
    First its shocking and pathetic that a tower block fire even if the death toll reached over 100 paralyzes a nation.
    I am also put off that all of a sudden its the private sector that bears the brunt of the hysteria. People need to keep in mind that this tower is little more than one of Britains infamous Corbusier stack the poor government structures.
    The relatively recent scheme to have the private sector enter into ownership and market rate funding of the London underclass public housing “estates” isn’t a solution anymore than its a cause to only cast blame on the private entities.

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    • Hi Alfie,
      Nice to have you back. You could be right in what you say, but to my mind those financing the building have a lot to answer for. Cutting costs is a way of life these days and everyone is at it, including building companies.
      Best Regards,
      Roy.

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      • Government laws,building codes and the original design of the tower weigh heavy in the cause & effect of the tragedy.
        The media and pundits pushing a narrative of callous classist cow patty are helping to feed what may very well come next with the “day of rage” thing which will leave any hope to actually remember the lost & prevent another occurrence to ashes.

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      • Hi Alfie,
        I agree with what you say, but there is no excuse for not bringing the building up to date with the advanced safety measures we have today.
        Best Regards,
        Roy.

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