Construction collapse at Muskogee VA hospital will cost $17.5 million to repair and was the result of poor planning, federal report finds

Construction collapse at Muskogee VA hospital will cost $17.5 million to repair and was the result of poor planning, federal report finds

Justin Wingerter | NewsOK

or the second time in five days, a federal report has found construction flaws at an Oklahoma veterans hospital wasted millions of taxpayer dollars and will cost millions more to repair.

On Tuesday, the VA’s Office of Inspector General found the shoddily planned construction of a generator at Muskogee’s Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center, which has cost $5 million to date, caused the collapse of a hillside and parking lot that will require an additional $17.5 million to repair.

“I concur with the recommendations made by the OIG and corrective actions have been implemented and are being monitored,” said Mark Morgan, director of the Muskogee VA hospital, who was hired after the collapse…(Read the full story)

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