The number of fatalities and injuries from balcony safety rules vary by city, but the federal government’s data show that there have been roughly half a dozen balcony deaths and an estimated 60 to 90 balcony injuries.
It also indicates that while a large percentage of balcony fatalities and injury injuries have been attributed to poor balcony design, there is little evidence that these are caused by the design itself.
But the data also suggest that some balcony design is not necessarily safer than others.
For example, a recent analysis of data collected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology on the safety of apartment buildings in the U.S. found that some buildings have significantly higher rates of balcony deaths than others, even though the overall safety of apartments is comparable.
The study, published in February in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that the vast majority of the fatal and serious injuries from residential balcony safety rule violations were attributed to poorly designed apartments.
In the study, the authors found that apartment owners with high balcony safety scores had significantly more deaths and serious injury cases than those with low scores.
The authors say that the high scores are a “natural consequence of the high number of balcony violations and the high risk of severe injury.”
The high scores, they add, “may explain why the majority of apartment owners in the study had no prior balcony safety experience.”
Some apartment owners are not bothered by the high score, however.
“I just think they should pay attention to what their balcony safety ratings are,” said Joe Dutton, a senior vice president with New York City-based Rentsider, an apartment management firm.
“Because they have the most, they should probably do the most.”
But many other residents also don’t take issue with high scores.
“People who are doing it for safety’s sake are a bunch of idiots,” said Rhea Schulman, a New York-based lawyer and the founder of an online advocacy group, the B-Balcony Alliance.
“They think that they can get away with it.
And they’re not.”
Rhea said she is worried that a lot of the balcony safety code enforcement is focused on a few cities that have been at the forefront of enforcing the code.
“But it’s really just a patchwork of policies and laws and ordinances across the country,” she said.
The Federal Trade Commission says it’s working on a comprehensive study of the safety standards for apartments.
The agency says it will provide a draft report on its progress by mid-March.
For some people, it may be more important to keep the balcony safe than the apartment.
“There’s a lot more people who live in apartments who are in their 70s, 80s, 90s, and older, and that’s not going to be a problem,” said Amy Cavanaugh, a licensed real estate agent in Washington, D.C., and the president of the National B-Demo Association.
“We’re not trying to put all the burden on them.
It’s not a huge burden.”
The most recent federal data show just over half of apartment deaths and injuries were caused by falls and stabbings.
For those who fall, the odds are slim that the balcony will stop them.
But for those who stabb, the chances are higher that they will be killed.
The number and rate of fatalities have also been rising in cities with high rates of apartment building design, such as New York and Chicago.
In New York, for example, the death toll from balcony injuries increased by 60 percent from 2007 to 2015, according to data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“It’s not the fault of the design of the building, but it’s not something that we’re addressing,” said Paul G. Fazio, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Buildings and Planning.
“The buildings that are more designed are more likely to have fewer injuries and deaths.”
But he said the city is also taking action to prevent apartment buildings from being “too high.”
He said that city inspectors will monitor apartment construction in all apartments to make sure that there are enough spaces for people to sleep and eat and get adequate sleep.
The city’s inspector general will also be working with building owners to look for ways to ensure that their buildings meet certain standards.
In addition, the Department in Chicago has launched an independent investigation into how the city implemented the balcony code.
The inspector general’s office says that it has also begun a review of how the state of Illinois enforced its balcony safety laws, including whether the state should have made changes to its balcony laws after the death of a woman in Chicago who fell from a balcony at a building where she lived.
And the inspector general is looking into whether the U,S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission should investigate whether Chicago’s balcony safety law violates the U’s Federal Trade Compliance Act, the federal law that prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices.
The bureau declined to comment