Falling of the plaster in Šentvid motorway tunnel


Only hours after the ceremonial opening of the Šentvid motorway tunnel in Ljubljana a large chunk of the fireproofing material fell from the ceiling.

The main contractor, the construction company SCT, was immediately subject to extensive media and political scrutiny as public anger about the incident grew. Taking place ahead of an election, the incident sparked a heated debate involving the contracting party, the contractor, subcontractors and politicians about the reasons for the incident. Having worked with the contractor for over a decade, Pristop assumed all tasks of managing communication with the media and co-ordination of activities with lawyers and other stakeholders for SCT in the wake of the incident.