Dairy product technology graduate student Shunxiang “Chris” Yuan passed away last Friday, July 3.
Yuan, 27, died from injuries sustained during an exterior staircase collapse at a friend’s apartment complex in Folsom, CA. The complex also had another staircase collapse in 2014.
Former roommate and journalism senior David Kline was one of the many students who was saddened by Yuan’s passing.
“He was a great guy,” Kline said. “He will be missed by myself and everyone he knew at Poly, and may he rest in peace.”
Dry rot is currently thought to be the reason for the balcony’s collapse, according to the Sacramento Bee. It had been found throughout the complex in the 2014 collapse.
Yuan was set to graduate from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences in Winter 2015.