After last month’s deadly fall at Ala Moana Center, we continue to raise safety concerns about rusted railings.
Why there are no rules for inspecting railings?
We took that question to a city lawmaker and learned that could now change because of what happened at Ala Moana Center.
Engineer Lance Luke started inspecting other shopping centers across Oahu on his own.
“I want to prevent any kind of injury or death in the future in any of these shopping centers,” he said.
Luke snapped photos of rusted railings at McCully Shopping Center, Dole Cannery, and the parking lot at Don Quijote on Kaheka Street.
“The worst that can happen is more deaths, more accidents, more injuries. Huge lawsuits, huge liabilities, and unsafe property overall,” Luke said.
We brought his concerns to the attention of building managers at other shopping centers. In each case, they said they would check on the railings or were already planning to have them replaced.
Don Quijote said it checked the parking lot after we called, and said a contractor will be coming Tuesday to address the issue.