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Metro Codes Dept.: Rails Aren't to Blame for Young Man's Death

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - New details tonight in the deadly accident at a Nashville hot spot. Police say the man who fell to his death from the 3rd story balcony of a downtown honky tonk Sunday is 23 year old Dmitriy Sirota of Massachusetts. Right now, Honky Tonk Central is open, but the 2 upper levels are closed. Police say Sirota went over the rails and fell to his death around 6:30pm last night. Today the Metro Codes Department says the rails aren't to blame for the young man's death. Broadway at dusk, just like any other evening. There's music on the street and inside Honky Tonk Central.

Police say just 24 hours earlier, 23 year old Dmitry Sirota died after falling from the 3rd story balcony onto the 4th Avenue sidewalk. So how could something like this have happened? The Metro Codes Department says it had nothing to do with the height of the rails. Assistant Director Bill Penn says the department performed Honky Tonk Central's final inspection March of 2012. Penn says the venue not only met the minimum 42" requirement for the rails, they surpassed it by 4".

The owner could not be reached for comment, but one staff member told us off camera he saw Sirota trying to do a hand stand on the rails moments before he fell. Tonight the Codes Department says they aren't planning any changes to rail requirements. Police say they don't suspect foul play in Sirota's death.

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