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Woman Falls From Balcony

63-Year-Old Later Dies From Injuries

April 8, 2014

MOUNDSVILLE — A Moundsville woman died Monday after falling from her third floor apartment balcony at the Helfer Pavilion on 10th Street. Moundsville Police Sgt....

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mikeyd

Apr-09-14 7:10 AM

she may have had the heart attack during the fall.was the panel missing before the fall or taken out during the fall?railings are very important to old people.when I put up rails for anybody I swing my 200lbs. on it to make sure that it holds.this missing panel should never have been neglected in an old persons residence.but being that it is a government building[government workers aren't your best].

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JuggaloRick

Apr-08-14 7:57 PM

yo, maube she got to crzy sprayin faygo and fell 2 sad, da landlord ain't care about fam. mcl mcl

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rightiswrong

Apr-08-14 6:50 PM

Muggles was the lady's weight 1500 lbs.Get a clue and then we will talk.Lets get all the facts.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Apr-08-14 6:11 PM

Judging from the picture it appears quite a bit of rust has been running down from these "safety" rails for a long time

I would guess these panels are simply held in place with a half dozen sheet metal screws or rivots that have now corroded to the point of failure

How this hand rail EVER passed code inspection is beyond me!

These hand rails SHOULD be one continuous span with spindles spaced at 6 inches on center

Sounds to me like this poor woman will now be the building's new owner if she get's the right law firm

And YES you CAN sue this building's owner as well as the contractor who installed the railing, the maintenance man who maintained it, the engineer that designed it, the inspector who signed off on it, the company that made the rail, the company that made the metal stock used to manufacture the rail, the company that made the fasteners, and the company that made the metal stock used to make the fasteners

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daWraith

Apr-08-14 6:07 PM

Short of jumping over the barrier or disassembling it, so WHAT if she had a heart attack???

If you have a REASONABLE ASSURANCE of safety, they are just as liable.

HUD doesn't OWN buildings. They inspect, SO WHAT??

Government Mine Inspectors inspect the coal mines. Does that mean Murray has never been sued?

Don't be silly, Muggles.

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Muggles

Apr-08-14 2:43 PM

#1. If she had a heart attack and fell into a structure that gave way do to excessive force how can the building owner be held responsible? Also the building is owned by the federal government and is inspected by HUD. Does that mean hold HUD responsible for her falling into the panel because she had a heart attack?

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Muggles

Apr-08-14 2:43 PM

#1. If she had a heart attack and fell into a structure that gave way do to excessive force how can the building owner be held responsible? Also the building is owned by the federal government and is inspected by HUD. Does that mean hold HUD responsible for her falling into the panel?

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daWraith

Apr-08-14 1:17 PM

Yes I see big hole and big lawsuit for the building owner.

Sad and STUPID.

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acousticportal

Apr-08-14 8:31 AM

Looks like a little piece of the fencing is missing there.

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