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Commissioners approve spending on Seffner sinkhole memorial

TAMPA — The spot in Seffner where a sinkhole sucked a man into the earth and to his death will be marked by a memorial plaque, along with foliage and fencing for safety.

Hillsborough County commissioners approved Wednesday spending about $90,000 to fortify safety measures erected on and around the property at 240 Faithway Drive, where Jeffrey Bush, 37, died in February 2013 when a sinkhole opened under his bedroom.

Bush's body was never recovered, and his home was eventually demolished along with two adjacent houses threatened by the sinkhole.

The area has been fenced off, but later this year the county will reinforce the fencing, plant shrubs and trees on the land, replace the sidewalk and install a plaque commemorating Bush and the homes lost.

Commissioners approve spending on Seffner sinkhole memorial 06/18/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:38pm]
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