Atlantic City, NJ – An unidentified man falls from Boardwalk High-Rise in Ocean City

Atlantic City, New Jersey (May 13, 2022) – Police in Atlantic City is struggling to learn the identity of a man who died after falling from a high-rise balcony on the boardwalk on Thursday, May 12.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Ocean Club to report a man who may have fallen from a balcony.

Upon arrival, rescuers located the man, who was now deceased, on the roof of the building’s seventh floor.

According to locals, it took several hours for the body to be removed.

Detectives are currently trying to identify the victim.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

balcony railing failures in new jersey

Lawsuits involving balcony railing failures are a legal antidote for injured victims or family members of someone who has lost their life falling from a balcony due to an unsafe railing. Negligent maintenance of a condominium, apartment building, establishment, office building or hotel puts customers, tenants and trusted visitors at risk of injury serious or be killed in a balcony accident.

Although these injuries occur instantly, the true cause of balcony or railing failure is often cumulative. Here are some of the most common causes of railing and balcony accidents:

  • Rusted or loose bolts and screws: Exposure to the elements could cause the bolts and screws that hold the railing together to loosen or rust. It only takes one faulty bolt or screw to make the whole balcony railing unsafe. If a person lays something against it or leans against it, the whole railing could easily fail.
  • Normal wear: Over a long period of time, weather conditions, routine use and the weight of heavy objects leaning against them can cause balcony railings to wear out and lose most of their stability. After a while, putting weight on the railing could cause it to drop.
  • Building Code Violations: During their construction, balustrades and balconies, both exterior and interior, must comply with strict safety rules. These regulations are put in place for safety reasons, and failure to follow them could result in an unsafe balcony and faulty rail.
  • Bad maintenance: Business and building owners are responsible for maintaining their railings and balconies to ensure that they are safe and comply with applicable codes. If these structures are not regularly maintained, tenants and guests could pay a heavy price for the resulting breakdown.
  • Failure to inspect: Part of being properly maintained means that railings and balconies should be inspected regularly. This is a crucial step that homeowners often overlook. Inspections reveal hazards that would otherwise go unaddressed.

When any of the issues listed above occur, people are at an increased risk of being catastrophically injured or killed due to balcony railing failures.

Our lawyers work diligently to ensure that victims’ rights are protected so they can move on after an accident. Contact Our New Jersey Liability Lawyers at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.

Remarks: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news reports and first-hand accounts of the crash and injuries involved. As a result, the accident details presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post removed, please let us know immediately, and we will either correct the information or remove the post.

Warning: As a member of the local community, at Metro Law we strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for all who live in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that by becoming aware of these dangers, members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a commercial solicitation and this information should not be construed as medical or legal advice. We wish everyone involved in the accident the best and fastest recovery. The photos shown in this article are not from the actual scene of the accident.