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Sacrebleu! Erreur de communication majeur …

December 7, 2012


Various wire services have reported that an 18th century chateau on the eastern outskirts of Bordeaux has been mistakenly demolished.  The 13,000 square meter Chateau Bellevue was “the pride and joy” of the town of Yvrac, said the former owner.  The present owner, Russian businessman Dmitry Stroskin, planned to renovate the chateau; it was an old, run-down outbuilding he intended to demolish.  Apparently the Polish construction crew he hired misunderstood his directions and demolished the chateau, leaving the outbuilding untouched.

Suggestion: It never hurts to repeat your requirements.  And, write them in spray-paint, if there’s any doubt.

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  1. December 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    The corollary is also monitor, inspect and verify, rather than issuing absentee instructions and trusting that everything will turn out fine. (Reminded of our own bathroom rehab, and catching a large construction error before it was irreversible).

  2. December 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Very different in consequences, in hospitals horrible mistakes happen of operating on a different body part then intended.

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