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Safe to walk around the capitol.

February 4, 1998
By: Jean'ette Carrigo
State Capital Bureau

One day after a 300-pound piece of the capitol fell outside the governor's office, state officials were giving the 80 year old building a closer inspection. From Jefferson City, Jean'ette Carrigo has more information.

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Administration officials have decideed to hire a private company to do infa-red scanning of the area from where the rock broke off.

In addition, the state will accelerate letting out a contract for a routine check of all the building stone.

Despite the extra precautuions, David Mosby, Capitol Complex Operations Manager, says that the capitol is safe:

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Contents: It is very safe. Again this was a fluke accident, but we take a lot of measures to look into the stones and different frescos.

But Mosby concedes it was last October that there had been a check of the stone in the very area where the 300-pound chunk fell just outside Governor Carnahan's office.

From the capitol, I am Jean'ette Carrigo.