NH Fire Marshal concerned about Academy fieldhouse
PLAINFIELD, N.H.—The New Hampshire Fire Marshal's office says it's concerned about the concrete foundation and footings for a fieldhouse under construction at Kimball Union Academy.
The academy had suspended work on the 40,000-square-foot structure on Nov. 17 amid safety concerns.
The Valley News reports (http://bit.ly/v8WSAz) the supervisor of the State Fire Marshal's Bureau of Building Safety and Construction was called in by an OSHA investigator. OSHA was responding to a complaint by a steel erector who had been fired by the general contractor, James DePaul of JDE Inc. The town of Plainfield also called.
State Fire Marshal William Degnan raised the possibility that the frame, which includes nine heavy steel trusses hoisted into place by crane, may have to be taken down.
A phone message left for DePaul was not returned.
Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com