Newport Beach officials have concluded their investigation of a balcony that collapsed last month on Goldenrod Avenue, turning over any follow-up inspections to the homeowner's insurance company, city officials have confirmed.
The second-story balcony collapsed at the home at 422 Goldenrod Ave. on Oct. 23, sending two people to the hospital. Neighbors from blocks away heard the collapse, and the first 911 calls erroneously reported nine people trapped.
City inspectors investigated the collapse, putting a red tag near the balcony and using yellow tape to cordon the yard. The building itself was deemed safe.
Because the home is private and not a public space, city officials said that the homeowner's insurance company could take over the follow-up reports.
City officials will work with the homeowner and any architect or contractor to make sure repairs are made to code, and in a reasonable time frame, said Daniel Kennedy, a principal engineer with the city.