The webpage reports on a court ruling that found the owners of a Paso Robles business liable for the deaths of two people during an earthquake due to their failure to retrofit the building. The court found that the building was not built to modern earthquake safety standards and that the owners had failed to take appropriate steps to bring it up to code.
The importance of retrofitting buildings for earthquake safety cannot be overstated, as this court ruling demonstrates. It is critical to take the necessary steps to retrofit older buildings to ensure that they are safe for occupants in the event of an earthquake. There is a timeline to get these jobs done, as earthquakes can happen at any time, and the longer a building goes without being retrofitted, the greater the risk to its occupants. It is essential to take action sooner rather than later to ensure the safety of buildings and their occupants.