UPDATE (September 3):
A building inspector from Permits, Approvals and Inspections is issuing a correction order today requiring the owners of the apartment complex to have a structural engineer inspect every balcony and elevated walkway in the complex within 30 days.
Original release (September 2):
At 6:18 p.m. Monday evening, Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to the Unit block of Clybourne Court in Towson for a report of a deck collapse. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found that a second-story apartment balcony of a unit on Kenlawn Court had collapsed and had fallen approximately eight feet. There were multiple injured persons.
Police identified seven people who were transported to area hospitals:
- Sean Michael Dahlen (19) of the 19500 block of Halmos Road 20837 was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries.
- Roxana Veronica Ramirez (26) of the 8400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard 21234 was transported to Sinai Trauma Center with serious injuries.
- Owen James Woodcock (21) of the Unit block of Kenlawn Court 21204 was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries.
- Siobhan Grace Allmendinger (20) of the Unit block of Donna Place 11730 was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center with minor injuries.
- Alexandra Bonie McVey (20) of the Unit block of Knuster Drive 08559 was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center with minor injuries.
- Michael Walter Bowers (25) of the 8300 block of Dalesford Road 21234 was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with serious injuries.
- Jacob Ryan Shows (19) of the 16500 block of Rolling Tree Road 20607 was transported to Sinai Hospital with minor injuries.
Police report that there were 100 to 150 people in the area when officers arrived on the scene. A witness stated that 4 to 6 people had been standing on the deck when it collapsed.
Police discovered that Jacob Shows, Sean Dahlen, Owen Woodcock, Siobhan Allmendinger, and Alexandra McVey were students at Towson University.
A Baltimore County Building inspector will check the building some time today. The Baltimore County Police Department will not conduct a follow-up investigation because there is no evidence of criminal activity.
Approximately 24 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment were dispatched to this incident.