Just as Coombs thought the situation couldn’t get any worse, Occupational Health and Safety requested a structural engineer assess the building.
Apparently this request was much easier said than done.
“ We contacted a structural engineer and he was willing to assess the building, but he wanted the asbestos removed first,” says Coombs. “ However government told us before we were allowed to remove the asbestos the structural engineer had to go in and do his work. It made no sense at all and was beyond confusing.”
As of last week the situation was still in limbo and Coombs says he feels like he has been hitting his head off a brick wall.
“I’m not one bit happy with how this has all turned out. I’m totally frustrated,” he said.