OKLAHOMA CITY —
Prior to 1984, when Briarwood was built, building inspectors did not review masonry work as they do now, said David Adcock, the director of plan review, inspection and permits for Oklahoma City.
Danni Dunn-Legg, whose son, Christopher, died at Plaza Towers, said she was angry and concerned.
“If the ceiling and the walls are stacked like a deck of cards and you remove one element, it falls,” she told the newspaper.
Ramseyer said it was divine intervention that kept the death toll from being higher.
“As a human, what I see is, God chose to save them,” he said, “because this structure didn’t. Bless those teachers who tried to protect their kids, because the building just did not do its job.”
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