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Concrete failure blamed in fatal Mizzou walkway collapse

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 COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- An engineering review of a fatal Columbia walkway collapse near the University of Missouri has found that a concrete failure was to blame.

Twenty-three-year city firefighter Bruce Britt died after he fell from the second-floor walkway at University Village apartments in late February. The lieutenant was going door-to-door looking for trapped residents in what was initially believed to be a roof collapse.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports a structural engineering firm working for the university attributed the collapse to weather damage and a construction flaw in which excess air remained inside the concrete slab

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