McCracken County High School steel work called into question
PADUCAH, Ky. - The integrity of the steel work at the new McCracken County High School is being questioned.
According to The Paducah Sun, a group of former construction workers brought up the issue during last night's county school board meeting.
Several former Lamar Construction employees and union iron workers said they were concerned about the Michigan-based company's structural steel and compliance.
The newspaper says the board was presented with documents which allege faulty welding joints in the school's gymnasium.
School Superintendent Nancy Waldrop says the gym passed every inspection from both A & K Construction and outside state engineers.
No action was taken on a motion to hire an outside structural engineer to look into the matter.