SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) — The indoor gym in Barrio Logan where a platform collapsed Saturday was not issued several required city permits.
City investigators determined that the warehouse used by Vault PK, the parkour training facility, had not been issued a permit since 2004.
"This is an egregious breach of construction practice," said Mike Richmond, Deputy Director of Code Enforcement.
That means the company did not have permission to build the structure that fell. The building also lacks fire sprinklers, the correct number of exits and the appropriate number of bathrooms. Investigators also found serious structural deficiencies, including a support beam that may not have been able to support the roof, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune
The city posted a notice of violation on the property used by Vault PK after at least 21 children and 2 adults were hurt Saturday when a platform collapsed at the venue.
"It wasn't built to a standard that could withhold the loads that were put on it that night," said Richmond. "It's an egregious example of what can happen in a commercial building where things are built in a dangerous manner. We don't ever want to have this happen again."
On Monday, the city put red tag notices on the building deeming it unsafe to enter.
They say there are more than a dozen instances where Vault PK and other businesses inside the warehouse failed to obtain proper permits.
However, The notice goes to MTS since they own the 90,000-square-foot building.
It was leased to San Diego Sports Entertainment Center, which operates the paintball portion.
MTS says they are working to evict the tenants.
"The contract specifically spells out their requirements to comply with all regulations and all that," said Rob Schupp from MTS.
MTS admits it did not conduct inspections on the property - one of about a dozen owned citywide.
"We want to make sure this doesn't happen again," said Schupp. "We're looking at our internal processes. We are the building owner, so we have some obligation there."
Inspector: egregious violations. Entire platform was not permitted.— Brandon Lewis (@BrandonNews8) November 16, 2017
City of San Diego detailing results of investigation at Vault PK and adjoining businesses after at least 21 children hurt on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/m1jLhJhirB— Brandon Lewis (@BrandonNews8) November 16, 2017
A San Diego woman with connections to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford sold the San Ysidro School District on spending $276,000 upfront for an after-school program in 2016. The problem? It never happened.
One of the two people injured in Tuesday's fire that engulfed second-floor residential units above a Mission Beach ice cream shop has died, according to the Medical Examiners office.
With San Diego State University’s homecoming game coming up this Saturday, we dove into the News 8 archives to find footage of local homecoming revelry from decades past.
An El Cajon Boy Scout troop that is used to volunteering and helping the community is now asking for the public’s help after two of their trailers containing gear and equipment were stolen just weeks apart.
Supporters and opponents of a proposed Del Mar resort gathered Wednesday for a heated meeting to weigh-in on the proposal.
The Amazing Kraskadamus makes some predictions for the upcoming week and shares his picks made in the Ultimate Pigskin Picks contest.
A man accused of ambushing a janitorial worker at a Little Italy coffee shop and trying to sexually assault her pleaded not guilty today to a half-dozen felony charges, including kidnapping with the intent to commit a sex offense.