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Samples of Violations


air conditioner blocking exit

BLOCKED EXIT PATH

broken stairs blocking exit

DANGEROUS ROUTE

counter blocking exit

BLOCKED EXIT

locked door blocking exit

MULTIPLE LOCKS

BLOCKED EXIT PATH - Patrons trying to escape a fire would have to remove the bar welded to the inside door, navigate a hazardous step-down, and get past an air conditioning unit that's partially blocking the exit path.

DANGEROUS ROUTE - If your eyes are stinging from thick, toxic smoke, imagine being part of a crowd trying to get down this narrow, rickety stairway with a missing step.

BLOCKED EXIT - Often, a sales counter, tightly packed tables and chairs, and even band equipment and cases stacked in a hallway will block an exit and reduce your chances of getting out of a burning building in time.

MULTIPLE LOCKING DEVICES - Owners are often so concerned with keeping people from sneaking in that they make it impossible to get out. Here, patrons trying to escape a fire would have absolutely no chance getting through this door with multiple locking and latching devices.

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