As a contractor you never know what your client may do with the construction jobs you complete for them. It makes since that if 7 people could fit on to a balcony, then it would be resonable to believe that the balcony should support the weight.
But when it doesn’t – then what? Got Insurance?
If a accident like the above results in litigation, best believe they will go back to the building code, design and – yes – every general contractor and sub-contractor who touched the job site – to locate the deepest pockets of possible liability.
Just another reason every contractor needs general liability insurance coverage, which would pay for legal expenses and settlements if found liable.