15 U.S.C. § 281a - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 15. Commerce and Trade § 281a. Structural failures

The National Institute of Standards and Technology on its own initiative, but only after consultation with local authorities, may initiate and conduct investigations to determine the causes of structural failures in structures which are used or occupied by the general public.  No part of any report resulting from such investigation, or from an investigation under the National Construction Safety Team Act [ 15 U.S.C.A. § 7301 et seq. ], shall be admitted as evidence or used in any suit or action for damages arising out of any matter mentioned in such report.


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