Building Inspectors Probe Cocoa Beach Balcony Collapse
By Space Coast Daily // April 3, 2013
No Injuries Reported
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to a reported collapse of a concrete balcony at the Villa Verde Condominiums in Cocoa Beach on Monday afternoon.
The incident happened about 4:30 p.m. at 3500 S. Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported in the collapse.
The condominium association secured the services of a structural engineer to assess the extent of the damage and Brevard County Building Inspections also responded.
The damage appeared to be limited to the collapsed third floor cantilevered balcony and the second floor balcony below.
The balcony was left hanging by structural steel rebar and was safely removed Tuesday morning.
Shoring will be placed to support the remaining balconies as ongoing forensic investigation continues to determine the cause and possible remedies.