Following up on safety concerns with crumbling concrete at Promenade Mall

Posted at 11:52 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 00:52:19-04

TULSA-- Crumbling concrete and a pillar held together with a strap are raising safety concerns at Tulsa's promenade mall.

2 Works For You first reported the story Friday. We reported that mall management didn't supply an engineer's report to the fire marshal during an inspection. But Monday we found out that the mall's general manager did offer that report to inspectors. But they said they didn't need to see it.

A fire department spokesperson says they were given a copy of the report Monday.

Friday we spoke with shoppers concerned about falling chunks of concrete at the parking garage..

Now we're hearing from the concrete contractor-- Mark Sullivan.

He was hired in May to do some re-surfacing work on the parking garages.

"I definitely believe the Promenade is putting safety second and profits first," Sullivan said.

Sullivan claims he told mall management other issues needed to be addressed--but he says management refused to fix them. Sullivan says he was fired before the work he was hired to was finished.

Sullivan insists he's not talking with us because he wasn't paid for his work. He says for him, it's about something much bigger.

"In my opinion it's 110% unsafe, I wouldn't want my wife, my kids, our friends, I wouldn't want to see another patron drive past drive past and have a  $40 strap give way to a ton to a ton and a half of concrete," he said.

Since our story Friday-- management has put up cones and tape to keep people away from the areas in question.

The general manager did get back to us today by email saying she would like to arrange a time to talk with us about the concerns. 

We'll let you know what she has to say.


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