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Lack of guardrails blamed in death from fall into cistern – $1,260,000 Settlement  (access required)

As the Town of Warrenton was constructing a new visitor center, a 19th-century cistern was uncovered just below ground level directly in front of the center’s front door. The town decided to preserve the cistern by building a 16-inch tall red brick wall around the cistern. The cistern and the short brick wall became part ...