• Crews inspect buildings where porch collapsed in Braddock


    BRADDOCK, Pa. - The building inspector was in Braddock on Wednesday, a day after a woman was hurt after her porch collapsed.

    The mayor of Braddock told Channel 11 he knows the woman who was trapped.

    He watched the real-life rescue unfold and said he's just glad she wasn’t badly hurt

    "My understanding is she is doing really well. I’m sure she's still shaken. It must have been an unusual and very scary situation to have it come at you unexpectedly like that,” said Braddock Mayor John Fetterman.

    Channel 11 was there today when crews began rebuilding the deck of the porch, which is about 6 feet off the ground.


    We also spoke with the building inspector, who said engineers are evaluating the safety of 29 other concrete porches in the housing plan.

    Tenants didn't want to appear on camera today but allowed Channel 11 to get in close, and we saw a half-dozen porches with cracks.

    The building inspector, would not go on camera, said the porches were built to code in 2002 but, since then, safety codes have changed so the borough plans to rebuild the porches they believe are in danger of collapse.

    The woman who was injured is a crossing guard in Braddock and had just gotten back from the bus stop when her porch collapsed.

    She did hurt her foot but was not seriously injured, according to officials.  


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