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8:52 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Concrete Chunk Falls Into Capitol Office

Oklahoma State Capitol

Oklahoma Capitol officials say a piece of concrete crashed through an employee's office after moisture leaked into the basement of the nearly 100-year-old building.

Five employees of the House of Representative's media division were packing up their offices Monday after the mishap occurred sometime during the weekend when the office was vacant.

Office of Management and Enterprise Services spokesman John Estus says that while the incident is unfortunate, it's not surprising. He says the steel rebar holding the concrete in place is likely original to the building that was constructed between 1914 and 1917.

Estus says the basement is in the most desperate need of repair.

The estimated four-pound chunk of concrete dislodged, crashed through a ceiling tile and fell into pieces in the office of House employee Jason Warfe.

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