Towson apartment owner inspecting property decks following collapse

TOWSON, Md. - The owners of a Towson apartment complex is being required to inspect all of the decks and elevated walkways on its property after seven people were injured following a deck collapse on Labor Day.

Baltimore County spokeswoman Ellen Kobler said the owners of the Colony at Kenilworth Apartments have 30 days to comply to the order to have a structural engineer inspect the units. She added the owners have cooperated.

Baltimore County police said emergency crews responded to the apartments, located on the unit block of Clybourne Court for a report of a deck collapse. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found that a second story apartment balcony of a unit on Kenlawn Court had collapsed and fell approximately 8 feet. There were multiple injured persons.

Police identified seven people who were transported to area hospitals:

  • Sean Michael Dahlen, 19, of the 19500 block of Halmos Road, was transported to Shock Trauma with serious injuries.
  • Roxana Veronica Ramirez, 26, of the 8400 block of Loch Raven Blvd., was transported to Sinai Hospital with serious injuries.
  • Owen James Woodcock, 21, of the unit block of Kenlawn Court, was transported to Shock Trauma with serious injuries.
  • Siobhan Grace Allmendinger, 20, of the unit block of Donna Place, was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center with minor injuries.
  • Alexandra Bonie McVey, 20, of the unit block of Knuster Drive, was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center with minor injuries.
  • Michael Walter Bowers, 25, of the 8300 block of Dalesford Road, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with serious injuries.
  • Jacob Ryan Shows, 19, of the 16500 block of Rolling Tree Road, was transported to Sinai Hospital with minor injuries.

Police report that there were 100 to 150 people in the area when officers arrived on the scene. A witness stated that 4 to 6 people had been standing on the deck when it collapsed. In addition, Shows, Dahlen, Woodcock,  Allmendinger, and McVey were students at Towson University.

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