Contractor wants to join investigators in balcony inspection

Jun 30, 2015 7:07 PM by News Staff

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - A general contractor who was in charge of constructing a balcony that collapsed in Berkeley, California, and killed six people is seeking a court order to be present when investigators examine the wreckage.

Segue Construction asked for the court order Tuesday several days after a prosecutor announced a criminal investigation was underway in the collapse that injured seven other people.

Segue says in a court filing that it's concerned evidence may have been damaged when officials removed the balcony and another one below it a few hours after the June 16 collapse.

The Alameda County district attorney has seized the balconies as evidence.

The district attorney's office didn't return a phone call and email seeking comment.

Authorities say water rotted the balcony's wooden support beams.

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