First lawsuit filed in water tank accident in Lakeview

Two people who were injured when a water tower fell off a building in the Lakeview neighborhood have filed a lawsuit against the building’s condo association.

29-year old Jack Baginski was helping his girlfriend, 27-year old Lauren Hussar, move out of the building last Wednesday when the wooden tank fell into the alley.

Hussar remains hospitalized.

In 2010, the building was cited for code violations related to the tank’s steel bands.

But a department of buildings spokesman says the water tank and its support structure were in safe condition.

The lawsuit did not specify an amount for damages.

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