Friday, August 29, 2008

Walkway Collapse Injures 16 in San Diego

A walkway collapse in San Diego Thursday injured 16 people, three critically.

The covered wooden walkway fell on pedestrians at an East Village construction site during lunch hour, critically injuring two middle-aged women and a middle-aged man. The block-long pathway was constructed next to a three-story apartment building under construction at 15th Street and Imperial Avenue in downtown San Diego. The walkway was designed to protect pedestrians from debris dropping from the construction site.

Investigators with the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration were on the scene and reported the cause of the accident was under investigation.

The general contractor for the project is Allgire General Contractors. According to state records, Allgire has had at least a pair of accidents in recent years, including one which resulted in a $16,000 fine and citation for a serious violation of state safety law.


The Mortgage & More Blog said...

I was shocked when I read this story. It makes me wonder if any structures are truly safe.

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