City Cites Building Owner After 8 Injured In Porch Collapse On West Side
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CHICAGO (CBS) — The city has cited the owner of a one-story house after a porch collapse that injured several people Sunday night on the West Side, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.
Police say eight people were taken to hospitals after the porch collapse in the 700 block of North St. Louis, including a 38-year-old woman who was taken in critical condition.
A city building inspector found the approximately 10-by-12 foot porch wasn’t properly built and had just been nailed to the wall. Insufficient hardware was used to secure the porch according to the city, which also says nails and other hardware that had been used were rusted.
After citing the owner for the porch, the city gave out citations for the building’s lack of carbon monoxide detectors, lack of workings smoke detectors and for roofing, windows and fencing that is in bad shape.