Design of balcony in fatal Berkeley collapse was sound, outside expert says

June 19, 2015 4:21 AM

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The design of the apartment balcony that collapsed here earlier this week, killing six people and injuring seven others, contains no obvious defects, an independent engineer who looked at the balcony's architectural plans said Thursday.

Gene St. Onge, a civil and structural engineer in Oakland who is not connected to the investigation, said the balcony should have held the 13 people if it was built according to the plans and was properly maintained.

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