Cape Girardeau Taking Closer Look at Buildings Following Collapse

JULY 31, 2006 - Posted at 1:52 p.m. CDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - The collapse of a downtown building and worries about another one have Cape Girardeau taking a closer look at all structures in the downtown area.

In addition to the concerns in their town, Cape Girardeau officials took notice last month when a building collapsed in Clinton, killing oner person and trapping another.

Cape Girardeau officials are organizing city staff, building inspectors, fire department officials and business owners into a committee to ensure the safety of all downtown buildings.

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