Man dies in Sacramento Area after stairwell collapses

Jul 4, 2015 1:52 AM by Debbie Cobb

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) - A stairway collapse at a Northern California apartment building has killed a man.

Authorities say the external stairway collapsed around 2:30 p.m. Friday on South Lexington Drive in Folsom, about 20 miles east of Sacramento.

A 27-year-old man was injured and pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn't been released.

There's no word on what caused the collapse.

The accident follows the June 16 collapse of a balcony at an apartment building in Berkeley that killed six people.

City officials said water damage had rotted the balcony's wooden support beams.


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