Protect Residents with Regular Balcony Inspections

May 31, 2010
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Last May, a young social worker fell to his death from the 24th-floor balcony of his New York City apartment building after part of the railing gave way. Officials from the city's Department of Buildings (DOB) reported that the balcony's railing was “loose and damaged,” and that the owners of the building had failed to inspect the balconies for the past 10 years.

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