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Balcony collapse in Long Shore injures four

A five-foot second-floor balcony at an apartment building on 271 Shore Road in Long Beach, New York collapsed on a first-floor balcony at around 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, injuring five people in the process. Long Beach Fire Commissioner Scott Kemins said the collapse was due to a mixture of structural failure and the weight on the balcony.

The situation was already taken care of by 11 p.m., allowing for the residents’ return back into the building. The five people injured were sent to nearby hospitals to receive medical treatment for their minor injuries.

Unfortunately, the negligence of property owners all too often causes unsuspecting people to be injured in accidents such as this. At Hach & Rose, LLP, our lawyers work to help people in New York who have been victimized by a reckless property owner. Call (212) 779-0057 to discuss your legal options for pursuing compensation if you’ve been harmed in such an accident.

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