Hello all, Ted Cushman here with JLC magazine, Hanley-Wood etc.
I just picked up on this story out of Virginia Beach, VA, where a 2-year-old child slipped through a hotel balcony railing gap, fell five stories, and died. Very sad.
Death puts focus on railing gapNew safety code didn’t apply to hotel where child had fatal fall
I’ve seen some discussion on this board (older thread) about how home inspectors should write up a railing where the baluster gap is too wide for current code, but met code at the time of construction - as was the case in this latest death. Anyone have any thoughts here?
Regards - Ted