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Posted on November 27, 2012 by

Belleville City Council Votes Against a Safety Fence

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that the Bellville city council has voted against building a fence around a large hole in the ground which was the scene of a fire two years ago. The area has been the subject of some controversy over the years since the incident.  The building owner has sued the city for tearing the structure down after the fire but the city has been steadfast in insisting that it was unsafe and had to be taken down.

The hole is presently surrounded by barricades and a snow fence, which may not be enough to keep curiosity seekers out. This can be what is known as an attractive hazard and the refusal to build an adequate fence may cause problems for the building owner or the city down the road.

Anyone who suffers an injury from falling in an area that can be classified as an attractive hazard may be able to seek damages from the property owner or jurisdiction. If you or a loved one has been injured at a place like this visit our website to schedule an appointment with one of our St. Louis personal injury attorneys immediately. Our consultation is free and our attorneys will be able to provide you with the information you need to pursue your claim against the party that is liable for your injury.