Two Dozen Injured in Balcony Collapse

Monday, Aug 2, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 AM CDT
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Two Dozen Injured in Balcony Collapse

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Code officials will examine an Austin condominium's second-floor balcony that gave way and left at least 26 people hurt.

Fire Department Lt. Randy Elmore says investigators Monday will continue their review of what happened and whether the owner had a permit to construct the balcony. Elmore says it looks like the 400-square-foot balcony should have had more support.

Partygoer Omar Flemming says about 30 people were on the balcony when it collapsed early Sunday.

A spokeswoman says University Medical Center Brackenridge treated 23 people for injuries that ranged from scratches to broken bones. Three people were taken to St. David's Round Rock Medical Center.

Most were treated and released.

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