The Kettering Lab Complex reopened today (Friday, Jan. 10, 2014) after closing earlier this week as a result of an accidental sprinkler system activation that affected electrical equipment and forced a shutdown of power to the Mid-Wing and North Wing.
Access to the Mid-Wing and possibly parts of the North Wing would remain restricted, Public Safety said, as restoration work continued.
Kettering Lab is home to the Department of Environmental Health.
Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Chair of Environmental Health, said the complex's atrium, recently converted to work space, was being used as a "rescue area" for paper and electronic equipment. Papers were spread out to dry in the area as Ho led an Academic Health Center public information officer on a impromptu tour of the building this morning.
Ho said the water damage occurred when ice thawed Wednesday, triggering the building's sprinkler system.
If you have questions, please contact Kenneth Bloomer at 513-556-0605.