- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - An engineering review of a fatal Columbia walkway collapse near the University of Missouri has found that a concrete failure was to blame.

Twenty-three-year city firefighter Bruce Britt died after he fell from the second-floor walkway at University Village apartments in late February. The lieutenant was going door-to-door looking for trapped residents in what was initially believed to be a roof collapse.

The Columbia Daily Tribune (bit.ly/1cauzfC ) reports a structural engineering firm working for the university attributed the collapse to weather damage and a construction flaw in which excess air remained inside the concrete slab.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com