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Apartment floor near major campus collapses

Posted by Kenneth Doane | Oct 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

While all of the victims are expected to survive, six remained hospitalized for several days recovering from their injuries.

Eyewitnesses to the event said that people were basically jumping and doing dance moves on the floor when it collapsed. One person said that he felt that the floor was somewhat weak and springy a few moments before the collapse, but he also acknowledged no one noticed enough to stop dancing.

According to reports, the clubhouse was only designed to hold 135 people, and police were still investigating how many people were actually on the floor. The owner of the apartment complex, which also owns other properties located near other universities, indicated that it typically does not allow parties of larger than 50. It may decide not to allow parties at all for the time being.

The clubhouse was constructed about 15 years ago and, according to reports, passed inspection under the building codes that were law at the time.

Although this event happened in another part of the country, it raises some important concerns for residents of the Jeffersonville area and the rest of the Indiana side of Louisville. The important thing to remember is that apartment landlords have obligations to keep their tenants and other guests reasonably safe, particularly with respect to clubhouses and other common areas. When they fail to do so, they may be responsible to compensate accident victims as part of a premises liability case.

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