A roof collapse at Nu-Life Body Shop in Portage Park, IL, a suburb of Chicago, on June 13 left three men unharmed but brought attention to serious building safety concerns. A failed inspection report from Jan. 12, 2023, said the owner had “failed to maintain [the] building or structure in a structurally safe and stable condition.”

The report noted that the roof leaked and described the roof structure as “water damaged with rotted rafters and decking with poor and substandard previous repairs.” The building’s owner told CBS 2 he had faced financial difficulties after his health deteriorated a few years ago.

Despite the damage, the owner confirmed a pending sale of the property would proceed, with plans to gut and renovate the building. He expressed relief that no one was seriously hurt in the incident.