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Piece of concrete falls in latest problem at nearly century-old Oklahoma state Capitol

Four-pound piece of concrete falls near desk sometime over the weekend at the Oklahoma state Capitol
by Rick Green Published: May 12, 2014
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Pieces of concrete sit on the floor in an office at the state Capitol on Monday. The pieces apparently fell through a ceiling tile into the basement office over the weekend. PHOTO PROVIDED
Pieces of concrete sit on the floor in an office at the state Capitol on Monday. The pieces apparently fell through a ceiling tile into the basement office over the weekend. PHOTO PROVIDED

A four-pound piece of concrete fell through a ceiling tile and into a basement office at the state Capitol sometime over the weekend, in the latest problem at the nearly century-old building.

Building management officials say nobody was hurt in the House media office where the accident occurred.

The concrete piece landed near a desk, where the person who works in the office found it Monday morning.

This is in the same general area where a floor drain backed up recently, sending smelly water up through the floor.

The Oklahoma Legislature is considering proposals this session to fix longstanding problems in the building.

Four House media employees will be moved out of their basement offices and into a new location on the first floor of the Capitol.

by Rick Green
Capitol Bureau Chief
Rick Green is the Capitol Bureau Chief of The Oklahoman. A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., he worked as news editor for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City before joining The Oklahoman.
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