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Added Jun 11 2018

Three people were sent to the hospital due to injuries sustained during a porch collapse in Andersonville during a house party to celebrate Midsommarfest. According to the party’s host, Clayon Terrill, there were about 75 people in attendance during the celebration on the 5400 block of N. Ashland. approximately 20 people were on the second-story porch […]

Original article
http://edgevillebuzz.com/news/midsommarfest-house-party-porch-collapse-injures-three
Date published
June 11, 2018
    Midsommarfest House Party Porch Collapse Injures Three
    Three people were sent to the hospital due to injuries sustained during a porch collapse in Andersonville during a house party to celebrate Midsommarfest. According to the party's host, Clayon Terrill, there were about 75 people in attendance during the celebration on the 5400 block of N. Ashland.
    http://www.edgevillebuzz.com
  • spevman

    There are no set inspection schedules for porches in Chicago. The inspection that was done was probably by a private company the owner hired when he purchased the building, so nothing official or legally binding. That porch was attached to the building with nails and not lag bolts as is required via Chicago city code. Also the WGN story has been amended to correct that there actually has been no lawsuit filed as of the publication date. They merely spoke with a lawyer about what the legal ramifications might be.

    http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/warning-you-should-check-your-deck-after-two-recent-porch-collapses

  • Bye

    If I was a landlord I would write into the lease the number of people allowed on a porch. Thinking back of that porch collapse in Lakeview years back that killed many .

  • spevman

    Totally agree. Chicago city codes specify that number, so by including it in the lease it transfers at least SOME of the liability onto irresponsible tenants.

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