MTS reveals new details related to platform collapse at Barrio Logan warehouse

Posted at 5:19 PM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 21:19:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - MTS is revealing new details related to the case of the platform collapse at a Barrio Logan warehouse where 21 kids were injured.

This comes after the city's Development Services' code enforcement division released a list of serious building code violations on Thursday. A city official called the violations "egregious."

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MTS is the owner of the warehouse and leases it out to small businesses. Friday, a spokesperson for MTS said it clearly had some responsibility in making sure the building permits were up to date.

In a previous statement, MTS reported "its lease with the tenant clearly requires [the tenant] to obtain all city permits and to comply with all of its regulations. Unfortunately, this did not happen."

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The spokesperson went on to say MTS never signed a lease agreement with Vault PK parkour gym, where the accident happened. MTS says one of its tenants subleased space to Vault PK, unbeknownst to MTS. 

The warehouse had not received any building permits since 2004. San Diego Fire-Rescue is responsible for conducting routine compliance inspections, although a city of San Diego spokesperson says Fire-Rescue wouldn't know to conduct inspections, considering a permit hadn't been issued in years. 

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Team 10 submitted an open-records request with Fire-Rescue for a list of any inspection dates from the last few years.