Frequently Asked Questions
Your safety and well-being are our top priority. Please review the status updates and FAQs below, noting that we aim to be helpful to our LMUCC families by sharing answers informed by your feedback as appropriate. We value your input: please submit questions for our team’s review and consideration to email@example.com.
- The university’s outside vendor has completed an ultrasound inspection of poles on campus and has identified poles that will be proactively removed. Removal work has commenced.
Last updated: Friday, October 27, 2023 @ 1:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, Sept. 27, a light pole near the Burns Recreation Center tennis courts fell, injuring two children from the LMU Children’s Center. The incident is still currently under investigation.
The university and LMUCC have provided support in many different ways to aid the families during this difficult time. Counselors have been available to staff, and a variety of resources have been shared with all families. The Children’s Center team remains in close contact with the impacted families.
LMU Children’s Center staff immediately jumped into action to take appropriate measures during this distressing situation. Paramedics were on site immediately following the incident, assessing the children and providing appropriate care. Additionally, Campus Safety and Facilities Management were instantly on site to ensure the area was safe, provide support, and take immediate action.
LMU has completed extensive visual and tactile inspections of light poles across the Westchester campus, as well as anchor checks to confirm the structural integrity of each frame. Additionally, the university engaged an outside vendor to perform an ultrasound test of poles to test for non-visual structural issues. This process has been completed.
LMU has completed visual and tactile inspections of all light poles, including anchor bolt assemblies. The university’s outside vendor has completed an ultrasound inspection of poles on campus and has identified poles that will be proactively removed. Removal work has commenced.
Please note: we are aware of light poles in which the base trim is covered with tape (as shown in this photo). We lift coverings and visually inspect anchor bolts. Tape and base coverings are aesthetic trim and may remain intact during or after the anchor’s bolts are inspected.