Damaged deck removed more than a year after a collapse that severely injured two
COLUMBUS, Ohio —
More than a year after a deck collapse at the Falls at Hayden Run condo complex, the damaged deck has finally been taken down. A damaged car is still there.
The attorney for Roger and Arlene Guess says the deck was removed yesterday. Roger was visiting his daughter, Arlene, that fateful day in May 2017. Their attorney says Roger was out on the deck when Arlene stepped out and it gave way.
After the collapse, the City of Columbus deemed more than 150 condominium decks unsafe and needed repair.
A lawsuit against Lifestyle Communities and the Falls at Hayden Run Condominium Association was filed in July of last year. It alleges at least one other balcony had fallen in their community and the defendants neglected to make necessary repairs and inform people who live there.
According to Columbus building and zoning, all deck repairs have been complete except for the one that fell.
That deck will need to be rebuilt and the complex will need to submit building plans for that to ensure it will be structurally sound and safe.
No plans have been submitted as of yet.
The Guess' attorney tells ABC 6 On Your Side Investigators, more work needs to be done ahead of a trial date which has been set for early December.