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Palm Coast Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 5 months ago

Flagler County Sheriff's Operations Center evacuations begin, as workers' comp claims get new life

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More than 60 employee are being relocated as testing is scheduled to begin.
by: Brian McMillan Executive Editor

The evacuation has begun.

More than 60 employees are being moved out of the Flagler County Sheriff's Operations center, beginning June 11. Information technology staff, led by Director Jarrod Shupe, loaded computer monitors and other equipment into a van, which was scheduled to drive down the road to the Hammond Justice Center to set up work stations there instead, to escape possible health hazards in the building. Other employees have already been relocated to the jail administration building on Justice Lane.

The Operations Center is undergoing extensive testing in the coming weeks to find a cause for reported illnesses of employees.

Sheriff Rick Staly also informed his employees that, whereas the 27 workers' compensation claims had been previously been denied, the carrier has now agreed to reopen the claims after "much pressure."

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