Man killed as external stairway collapses in California

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Posted: Jul 03, 2015 8:10 PM

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.

A photo tweeted by Sacramento's KCRA shows the stairway ripped from the landing, exposing raw wood.

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

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