Ohio State considering changes after two people fall from parking garage

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Two people fell from the Ohio Union South garage in a matter of four days according to the Ohio State University.

Police said both incidents are still under investigation but they don’t suspect foul play.

The two falls have caused concern on campus from students and the university which issued this statement in response. It reads in part:

The university will immediately review these incidents and all campus parking garages in effort to identify any potential changes that could prevent future tragedies.

Students on campus say changes might be a good idea.

“I think it’s a good idea to do because for people here at college it can be very stressful,” said OSU junior Reid Richter. 

Freshman Hayden Elliot said, “It’s probably better for the majority of students to make sure everyone is safe.”

The university has made no decision on what should be done. Students here on campus have their own suggestions.

“I think it would be very smart to add more gating,” said freshman Serena Schwallie. 

At the Ohio Union South Garage, only part of the first level has fencing. Schwallie believes it should be throughout the entire garage.

“I think continuing that fencing up on the higher ones and even up on the top to make it harder to get on to that ledge would be a really smart move.”

It’s a move students are waiting for the university to make.

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