Police Say Defects May Have Caused Balcony Collapse that Injured Utah Couple, 5 Kids

June 19, 2019

A Utah couple and five of their nine children are recovering from injuries after the balcony on their home collapsed.

Spring City police say the accident occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Adam Burningham, his wife Deirdre and five children were hurt in the 20-foot fall.

All seven of the injured were taken to a hospital, but police say six of them were released by Monday.

Police say the injuries included broken legs and arms, a fractured back and internal injuries.

They say it appears the accident was due to a structural failure caused by poor construction of the home’s balcony.

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