Safety audit prompts Colorado to examine construction at 150 schools

June 22, 2007
Probe found many schools not built to proper safety standards.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says it will examine 150 public schools this summer to ensure they were safely constructed. The announcement comes one week after state auditors uncovered widespread weaknesses in the inspection system, which allowed students to occupy schools that weren't built to required safety standards. The department announced it will spend about $160,000 to hire as many as three temporary workers and an outside contractor to conduct inspections.

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