Northwood Centre Complaint Alleges Dried Human Waste, Toxic Mold

Northwood Center
Posted at 6:10 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 09:20:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - An updated complaint being filed describes in detail the conditions inside the Northwood Centre, including human waste in the hallways. 

In a complaint being filed in Leon County Courts, 86 plaintiffs are suing the owners and managers of Northwood Centre, claiming they were unaware they were working in unhealthy conditions.

According to the complaint, raw sewage, including human feces, backed up into the hallways as recently as 2015. Allegedly, the waste was never cleaned, leaving it to harden and be tracked into the carpets. This is in addition to the 10 pounds of bat guano found in the building.

The complaint also states that after an electrical fire started in the building on March 25, it was discovered the fire alarm did not trigger. 

Another incident alleged that mold, which the complaint claims can be toxic, was found in the ventilation system, along with lead paint peeling off the walls. 

In addition, the carpets were allegedly so bad, the complaint states cleaning would not work, and, "...removal and handling of these materials should be performed under a contained protocol to prevent the release of...the toxins into the adjacent occupied spaces."