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Major construction on hold at Cleveland casino parking garage
No framing or structural work can continue on partially collapsed structure until after investigation is completed says OSHA

Anna Staver
In The Region:

Officials from the downtown Cleveland casino are meeting this afternoon (Monday) with Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators at a parking deck that partially collapsed Friday.

They’ll start the process of figuring out why a 60-by-60-foot section of the second floor collapsed while a construction crew was pouring concrete.

Howard Eberts is the area director for OSHA. Eberts and his team met with Rock Gaming on Saturday morning to take a first look at the garage.

Ebert explains what his team did Saturday

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Eberts says the engineers taped off sections of the garage, but are allowing limited construction to continue. He is prohibiting the casino’s owners from doing any framing, structural work or pouring any more concrete until his team determines the cause of the collapse.

Eberts says OSHA has a six-month limit on all work safety investigations but hopes it will know the cause of the collapse much sooner. 

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