Monday, April 15, 2019

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! ELEVATORS AT JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE FAIL BUT EXECUTIVE FRANK WHITE'S OFFICE REFUSES TO CALL KCFD FOR RESCUE!!!



Growing complaints about disrepair at the Jackson County Courthouse have put the Executive's office on the defensive.

More importantly . . .

INSIDERS WARN: MOST OF THE ELEVATORS AT THE JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE ARE BROKEN AND SKETCHY!!! A FEW OF THEM HAVE STALLED BUT COUNTY OFFICIALS REFUSE TO CALL KCFD FOR RESCUE AND RISK AN OSHA COMPLAINT!!!

Unbeknownst to most office workers, every time the KCFD makes an elevator rescue call, they have to notice the local Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in order to document the incident. That documentation threatens put the County on the hook for a big money repair given so many recent problems.

It gets worse, here's the word according to Courthouse Insiders regarding a recent stall that left workers trapped for far too long.

"On Friday afternoon, the Jackson County Courthouse was down to one working elevator. Of course it stalled and the workers were stuck for two hours. Mobile phone reception inside the building is poor, so the employees were forced to wait on county maintenance staff for rescue rather than call first responders. KCFD could have helped and safely extracted these folks within minutes but the workers were discouraged from asking for outside help and instead were given ladder access to the next floor by maintenance. The situation was more precarious when the elevator slipped a couple of feet during the rescue . . ."



And now the political background . . .

"Team Frank doesn't have the money to fix the elevators because they have been too busy shifting around cash to fund staff. The Legislature is still cutting him off and so the majority of his time has been spent making sure his team is paid. Building maintenance has, obviously, been put on the back burner. We're talking about a really old structure here that needs constant repair . . . What we're seeing is a consequence of neglect and mismanagement from the Executive's office."



And so . . .

INSIDERS ADVOCATE FOR MORE ATTENTION TO WORKPLACE SAFETY AT THE JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE!!!

The building has always been a bit of a death trap and the subject of some record-breaking lawsuits over the hazards present in the structure . . . Now, under the tenure of Exec Frank White it seems the situation is growing worse.

Developing . . .

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Courthouse crumbling. Thanks Frank.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the future, the elevators don't work. Property taxes are slow and incorrect. And the jail is still a mess. Looks like Frank can't maintain his own building, forget about his other job duties.

Anonymous said...

So vibrant and robust

Anonymous said...

City Hall is worse. The elevators are slow as hell and take at least 10 minutes to travel a few floors. Last week the lines were 10 deep and security doesn't like people taking the stairs.

KCJd said...

I can confirm this one for you T, only two out of six elevators working this morning. Feel sorry for court staff who have to slog it up the stairs today.

Krista Daboob @daboobstv said...

Can we use this for this evenings news cast?

Anonymous said...

See you at the bike lanes ground breaking

Anonymous said...

Not sure I'm buying the OSHA reason. Anybody...ANYBODY can file an OSHA complaint. Current employee, past employees, the janitors, the lawyers, the general public there to conduct business, jurors, parents and teachers escorting kids on a field trip, anybody. If you see, hear or experience something unsafe you can report it to OSHA.

And it's anonymous.

Anonymous said...

World class and major league.

Greyson said...

Secrecy rules the courthouse. They need to shut the place down and get it fixed. Shame on management for letting the building get this bad.

You should also know that the smell of mold after the flooding in the basement is apparent. I'm sure that's a lot of misery waiting to happen too.

Jokes and Stories said...

What happened to the momentum?

Anonymous said...

Ok, so is there anything in the town's civic responsibility that's run with basic competence? Not setting the bar very high here.

Sly James Killer Shitty said...

Give the city time to figure out how to loot taxpayers for all the deferred and overdue maintenance.

What a Kcappy Kclownshow in this KcORRUPT KcRUMBLING KcRIMMIE KcOWTOWN said...

WTF?! It's like Killa Shitty has the new caddy parked out front of the shack!

Anonymous said...

^^KcRAPPY KcLOWNSHOW^^ @8:13

Too Toot Toot Goes The Trolley said...

So Russ Johnson can't flee Mike Mahoney as fast as he used to be able to?

Carly Biggums @biggumsliciousweathertv said...

Investigative team is on it!

Anonymous said...

Frank is afraid the KCFD would hose the workers down like they do the homeless.

Ker Plop said...

Epic, Awesome, Vibrant, Robust, Frosty, Walk-able, Momentous...

Anonymous said...

There's been a lot of sickness among courthouse staff since the building reopened. Lots of respiratory problems.

Anonymous said...

Whaaaaaa!! Boo Hoo! I wanna cry!!!! Whaaaaaa! I wanna cry so much!!! Frosty, I wanna say frosty, and momentum!!! Whaaaa!!!!

Anonymous said...

My business is owed money for services provided in helping to clean up after the water main break back in February. The invoice is now at 54 days outstanding. I am being told Iwon't get [aid until the county insurance company pays on the claim. But I was told by the maintenance staff that I would be paid from their budget and they would get the money back from the insurance company. This is not fair to county vendors. So I have cut off credit to jackson County for any more purchases until this past due invoice is paid.

Super Dave said...

Make the insurance company aware of this. Most at least all the ones I dealt with in the past require yearly inspection on all working elevators. Plus in Missouri the Missouri Elevator Safety Act be registered with the Division of Fire Safety and be inspected annually by a Missouri state licensed inspector. As part of the inspection process, each elevator must to be tested annually according to the A17.1 code by a person qualified to perform such tests and who is employed or under contract by the owner. This test shall be witnessed by the state licensed inspector. The rules are contained in the Missouri Elevator Safety Act, which was enacted in 1994 and placed statutory enforcement responsibility with the Division of Fire Safety, Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Division of Fire Safety
Elevator Safety Unit
205 Jefferson St., 13th Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65101-4421
Phone: (573) 526-3660
Email: elevator@dfs.dps.mo.gov

Now everybody needs to start calling everyday and flood this office with complaints.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

Look at the bigly triggered cowtown clown car character!!! Gotta be Goophy Gopher or the dummy's ventriloquist, Magic BowTie!!!

Anonymous said...

^11:22 is for 9:36!!!

Anonymous said...

This is what you get when you waste your vote on celebrities, pretty people, vote a racial bloc or because you like baseball. This city and county is doomed until you start paying attention and vote for qualified candidates; look at the mayors election now!! Really?

Anonymous said...

^^yes really. Deal with it or move your junky-ass the fuck out of town!

Shame of a sh*tshow! said...

Well, Frank's brought that courthouse to a dumpster fire FUBAR, so a bigly hose down couldn't hurt.

Anonymous said...

Superdave once again has the answer to what we should do.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Stupid Dave once again gives an opinion nobody’s asked for in a barely coherent run-on paragraph. It reads as if a retarded second-grader wrote it. Congrats dummy, you win the dumb post of the day again.

Anonymous said...

12:44 2:33

You write and act like a little spoiled ass bitch, which I am sure are, about 9 th grade I suspect. Go back to your crack pipe and let the grownups talk. You spend way too much time here spouting hatred but nothing of importance.

Anonymous said...

Word has it that the elevators at city hall first failed after Sly, Justus, Canaday, Shields, and Schulte all tried to head upstairs in the SAME elevator.
What caused the problem at the courthouse?
World class!
Third World.

Anonymous said...

2;33 I sure didn't see where you posted anything close to be helpful. Must be some liberal asshole who never has an answer for anything in their life but sure can spread the hate around.

Superdave rocks!

Anonymous said...

^^^^Speak for yourself! Stupid Dave is a mouth-drooling ape. His posts are the worst anywhere. It’s funny to watch him(you) get his panties in a bunch every time he gets Che led on here which admittedly is often!

Anonymous said...

^^^^Get a life asshole, preferably somewhere else.

WTF is a Che? You trash talk people saying they are stupid then you write stupid shit like that. You're just a jealous asshole still flipping burgers at Mickey D's.

Anonymous said...

The courthouse is screwed and it's an open secret. Dave has some good info and there are other comments about sending OSHSA a message. Maybe the only real service journalism out there today. Thanks T.

Save KC said...

#FireFrank

Anonymous said...

Nope, that's you, desperate attention-seeking troll boy. And you win this award many times a day. :)