100 employees of state building displaced after flooding

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A flush valve failed to close during a planned power outage in the Andrew Jackson building on Sunday, causing flood damage to three different floors.

The leak started at around noon and wasn’t discovered until midnight.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Officials told News 2 about an inch of water accumulated on the ninth floor and dripped through the ceiling to the eighth and seventh floors.

About three-fourths of the ninth floor, half of the eighth floor and one wall of the seventh floor were affected.

The Department of General Services met with four other agencies on Tuesday to discuss the damage and repairs.

The work areas on the ninth and a third of the eighth floor were deemed uninhabitable. Employees of those areas have been placed elsewhere until repairs are complete.

Those who weren’t placed in an alternate work location will be put on administrative leave.

Water was taken out on Monday morning and tests didn’t detect contamination, but air quality testing is ongoing.

The space is expected to be finished by March 7.

The flooding was visible in security video and guards are supposed to patrol twice per eight-hour twice. Officials said the responsible security guard has been replaced.

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