Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Safety Barricades Placed at TPAC, Municipal Court ; Safety: Weaknesses Attributed to Contractor

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Safety Barricades Placed at TPAC, Municipal Court ; Safety: Weaknesses Attributed to Contractor

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Orange-netted safety-fence barricades went up around the outside of the Topeka Municipal Court and the Topeka Performing Art Center buildings Friday because of weaknesses identified in the roof structure, officials said.

Scaffolding is scheduled to be installed next week around the public and employee entrances of the court, which have canopy coverage from the rooftop.

The initial concern for safety stemmed from a facilities maintenance crew's response to a roof leak above the municipal court reported May 26. The leak was determined to be caused by a falling roof capstone from a higher roof above TPAC.

Maintenance crews addressed the issue by locating and removing weaknesses in the roof capstone of TPAC and installing barriers until scaffolding can be put up. …

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