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(ABC)   It's not a real party until the fourth-floor balcony collapses   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 25
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2014-01-13 12:30:32 AM  
Only three people? Here I was expecting one of those stories where the balcony is overcrowded with fat people.
 
2014-01-13 12:47:26 AM  

fusillade762: Only three people? Here I was expecting one of those stories where the balcony is overcrowded with fat people.


That happens more often than you think.  There was a story about eight years ago that made it onto CSI or something like that.  When I was in college an 8 foot high deck collapsed outside a townhouse that had about 35 people on it.  No one died, but there were plenty of injuries.

It always amazes me that people will look at a small structure held onto a building with bolts and then crowd onto it.
 
2014-01-13 12:51:18 AM  
100 year old building in Philly? Color me shocked
 
2014-01-13 04:13:18 AM  
I bet they were fat obviously the only reason the balcony with fallout 3 people sit there big fatty fat fat fats
 
2014-01-13 04:13:44 AM  
The man and two women had been attending a party in the tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood and had stepped out onto the balcony to smoke cigarettes when the collapse occurred, authorities said.

see that kids? smoking KILLS!
 
2014-01-13 04:14:03 AM  
Did they drop any good loot?
 
2014-01-13 04:16:39 AM  

Acidicnads: the only reason the balcony with fallout 3 people sit there big fatty fat fat fats


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2014-01-13 04:43:14 AM  
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/Wanted for questioning
 
2014-01-13 04:47:01 AM  
There's an episode of Holmes on Homes that dealt with a balcony collapse. Built to code, but visibly underbuilt.
 
2014-01-13 05:10:15 AM  
It's not a real party until the fourth floor balogna collapses.
 
2014-01-13 05:14:53 AM  
In my day, it was the 5TH FLOOR balcony, but... *puts on sunglasses*....

That's another story.

YEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
 
2014-01-13 05:58:29 AM  
And the moral of that story is that smoking will ruin your health
 
2014-01-13 06:44:22 AM  
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2014-01-13 06:56:12 AM  

Lsherm: It always amazes me that people will look at a small structure held onto a building with bolts and then crowd onto it.


Reminds me of cheap apartments that have those plastic railings that bend and flex if you put any weight onto it...
 
2014-01-13 07:13:23 AM  
 
2014-01-13 07:30:46 AM  

Unobtanium: And the moral of that story is that smokingPhilly will ruin your healthkill you.

 
2014-01-13 07:34:59 AM  
We can eliminate B.C. in our lifetime!
 
2014-01-13 07:55:15 AM  
FTA: The man and two women had been attending a party in the tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood and had stepped out onto the balcony to smoke cigarettes when the collapse occurred, authorities said.

So, it is true that smoking kills...
 
2014-01-13 08:29:58 AM  
All three falling when the railing gave way tells me that they were all leaning on the railing at the same time.  That's asking a lot of a couple of rusty hundred-year-old bolts.
 
2014-01-13 08:36:22 AM  

Unobtanium: And the moral of that story is that smoking will ruin your health


I was wondering if this is counted in the smoking related death statistics.
 
2014-01-13 09:15:17 AM  
Was this in Kansas City?
 
2014-01-13 10:21:10 AM  

fusillade762: Only three people? Here I was expecting one of those stories where the balcony is overcrowded with fat people.


Did you see the picture of the balcony.  I'm surprised they could even fit 3 people on it.

In any case, that's a good incentive to quit smoking.
 
2014-01-13 11:29:08 AM  
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2014-01-13 04:16:52 PM  
I never lean against railings or any other safety barrier, like glass, for this reason.  I sure as hell don't trust the contractors or safety inspectors enough that I'd be willing to gamble my life on it.  Of course this means I'll never be 'casually smoking while leaning against a railing as I chat up two women' cool, but then I get to avoid the whole 'screaming as you fall to your death' thing.
 
2014-01-13 09:44:19 PM  
I never smoke with fatties
 
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