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Burst hose leads to wet morning for some Allegheny County Courthouse employees

Megan Guza
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A burst hose on a fifth-floor air conditioning unit flooded several areas of the Allegheny County Courthouse early on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. A spokesman said quick-moving staff kept the damage to a minimum. (Submitted photo/Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office)
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A burst hose on a fifth-floor air conditioning unit flooded several areas of the Allegheny County Courthouse early on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. A spokesman said quick-moving staff kept the damage to a minimum. (Submitted photo/Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office)
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A burst hose on a fifth-floor air conditioning unit flooded several areas of the Allegheny County Courthouse early on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. A spokesman said quick-moving staff kept the damage to a minimum. (Submitted photo/Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office)

Water draining from the ceiling led to a rude awakening for the early risers in the District Attorney’s Office in Downtown Pittsburgh early Tuesday.

The flood came from a burst hose feeding an air conditioner on the fifth floor of the courthouse, District Attorney spokesman Mike Manko said.

Water poured into the Chief Trial Deputies office on the fourth floor and the main reception area of the third floor, he said. Other parts of the third and fourth floors saw water damage as well.

He said the staff members already at work helped to keep the damage to a minimum.

“It was a less than ideal way to start the day, but we had a great group of early workers, both from our office and the county, who immediately took the steps to minimize the damage …” Manko said in a statement.

He said the damage will not affect any work.

Manko said the county has contracted with a water damage restoration company, which has already finished a preliminary assessment. De-humidifiers and other equipment for the repair process will arrive soon.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.

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