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State to inspect school roofs after Farrington collapse

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:14 p.m. HST, Nov 26, 2012

The state will conduct inspections of roofs at schools, designated disaster shelters and other state facilities following Friday’s roof collapse at the Farrington High auditorium, whose cause remains under investigation.

Officials said the 27-year-old roof at Farrington had had no reports of major problems.

Meanwhile, officials had no estimate for how much it would cost to make repairs to the building — described as the centerpiece of Farrington’s campus — and it remained unclear whether it could even be salvaged.

But Gov. Neil Abercrombie told reporters Monday the cleanup would be an “enormous undertaking,” and said the collapse would have surely been fatal had anyone been in the path of the debris.

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soundofreason wrote:
Always after.
on November 26,2012 | 05:20PM
sjean wrote:
Inspect is code for fast track non-competitive bidding on imagined structural problems.
on November 26,2012 | 06:35PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
The incompetence of the DOE is unbelievable, I'm glad no one had to die before they decided to inspect their facilities to ensure safety. Who is responsible for this failure? They should be standing in the unemployment line.
on November 26,2012 | 06:58PM
palolo2001 wrote:
Did the New Hope church drill holes in the roof to make their TV lighting and hang their big speakers? Just wondering.
on November 26,2012 | 07:15PM
engineersoldier wrote:
This is unconscionable, after DOE spent millions hiring consultants to manage their program. If they do not have a current inventory of their facilities along with their condition assessment, they need to get that ASAP before they spend any more money repairing or building anything. Simply unconscionable.
on November 26,2012 | 07:49PM
niimi wrote:
Instead of rail, 5.4 Billion could rebuild 97 new schools just like that new Ewa Makai Middle School.
on November 26,2012 | 09:33PM
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