Medford Ed Centerís Glass Panels to be Replaced Soon
The glass panels in the RCC/SOU Education Center in Medford that failed in March, showering glass onto occupants, tables and the floor will be replaced with locally made sheet metal panels with work scheduled to start in mid-June. Two students suffered non-life threatening injuries and the area has since been cordoned off.
RCCís director of facilities, Grant Lagorio, said the plan is to issue a request for proposal by the end of the week. The cost of replacing the panels is estimated at $60,000.
A Seattle engineering firm concluded the glass failure was likely caused by the presence of nickel sulfide in the tempered glass panel which created an inclusion.