On Friday, July 3rd, 2015, the collapse of an external stairway at the The Legends at Willow Creek apartment complex in Folsom killed a 27-year-old man. The deadly Folsom Stairway collapse happened without warning between the second and third floor at around 2:40 pm as two men were descending the stairs.
One man made it safely to the bottom, but the second man was not so lucky. The entire staircase collapsed and landed on top of him. The man was severely injured and died at the scene. The complex was built in 1999 and acquired by its present owners in 2007. Sadly. this was not the first incident involving a defective stairway at the complex. A previous collapse happened at a different building about a year ago. Fortunately, no one was injured in that Folsom apartment staircase incident.