“I heard a crack and knew I was f**ked.” That was how one survivor of the Berkeley balcony collapse is said to have recalled the moment that left the(...)

A candlelight vigil is held on June 17th, 2015, for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Relatives of the six students who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse and the seven survivors have settled legal actions against the corporate owner(...)

A view of the collapsed fourth-floor balcony at an apartment in Berkeley, California. The collapse led to the deaths of six students, five of them Irish, in June 2015. Photograph: Peter Da Silva/EPA

A number of Californian cities are being asked to examine buildings made by Segue Construction, the firm behind the apartment block in Berkeley, San F(...)

The students who were killed when the balcony collapsed at the Library Gardens Apartments, in Berkeley, California (Top LtoR) Ashley Donohoe, Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke, (Bottom LtoR) Nick Schuster, Eimear Walsh, and Lorcan Miller. Photograph: The Irish Times

The mother of the Irish-American student killed in last year’s Berkeley balcony collapse has said that she “will not rest” until new standards are int(...)

The students who were killed when the balcony collapsed at the Library Gardens Apartments, in Berkeley, California (Top LtoR) Ashley Donohoe, Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke, (Bottom LtoR) Nick Schuster, Eimear Walsh, and Lorcan Miller.

The mother of one of the six students killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse has spoken publicly for the first time, urging legislators in California(...)

Workers examine the broken joists of the fourth story balcony that collapsed and killed six Irish students at the Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California. Photograph: The New York Times

California lawmakers intend to legislate against construction practices which may have lead to the Berkeley balcony collapse last June that killed six(...)

The Irish students who were killed when the balcony collapsed at the Library Gardens apartments, in Berkeley, California. Top, from left, Ashley Donohoe, Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke. Below, from left, Niccolai Schuster, Eimear Walsh, Lorcan Miller.

A preliminary hearing was held on Tuesday in the law suit being taken by the families of those killed and injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse. (...)

Workers looking at the broken joists of a fourth-storey balcony that collapsed  killing six Irish students and injuring seven others.

In a move that is expected to streamline complicated litigation involving last June’s deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley, a California judge said on (...)

The Park-Broadway block in Millbrae, south of San Francisco was also built by Segue Construction, and  water damage, dry rot, and extensive mold growth was discovered.

The new residents of Park-Broadway, a 96-residence building in Millbrae, beside San Francisco International Airport, thought it odd that their apar(...)

Preliminary investigations suggest the balcony, which was supported by timber beams, may have given way because of dry rot. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Suspected dry rot was found by inspectors who examined the apartment block in Berkeley, California, in which six students were killed, newly released (...)

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