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RE: Chicago porch failure

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I saw one photo on the news that showed a ledger, with joist hangers still partially attached, that still had bolt heads visible on the face of the ledger. The ledger looked intact, but no longer attached to the wall. One joist hanger had been partially pulled out of the ledger. 

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From: SchwanMK(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us 
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 1:18 PM
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Subject: Chicago porch failure


Does anyone have further information on the porch failure in Chicago this weekend killing 12 and injuring 50+ people?  Did it fail at the ledger?  In shear or did it pull out?

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