Carilion Clinic: UPDATE - CARILION ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES BUILDING TO REOPEN TOMORROW

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

UPDATE - CARILION ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES BUILDING TO REOPEN TOMORROW

The Carilion Administrative Services Building (CASB) in Downtown Roanoke will reopen on Friday, May 2nd. Employees should report for their normal shift.

The CASB building at the corner of Jefferson and Kirk, was closed today, May 1, due to a power disruption. About 900 people work in the CASB building, the majority of which are Carilion employees. They were advised to go home for the day. The building has been cleared by the Fire Marshall to reopen on Friday morning, May 2.

Details of the incident:

  • An alarm came in to Carilion Police Dispatch at 7:46 a.m.
  • Some type of power disruption caused an electrical short or fire in an electrical control box that is part of the building's sprinkler/fire alarm system
  • There was a small amount of smoke - the fire was contained inside the electrical control box.
  • The building lost power, alarm and sprinkler service.
  • Employees and building tenants were evacuated and advised the building would be closed for the rest of the day.
  • Hospital operations were NOT be affected by the outage


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