Another Deck Collapse in Germantown Causes Minor Injuries

Fire & Rescue Services treated over 100 people involved in a deck collapsing in Germantown on Saturday evening, though there were no major injuries, spokesman Pete Piringer said.

The deck collapsed during a family celebration on the 19300 block of Liberty Heights Lane. Piringer stated that the deck likely fell due to having too much weight on it, and noted that it looked like it may have had water damage. One person was hospitalized.

The collapse came two weeks after another Germantown deck gave way while occupied. After these two incidents, the Fire and Rescue Service warned residents that over 33,000 people are injured each year from deck collapses, which often result from overcrowding and the decks being unmaintained from exposure to the elements.

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    On June 12, 2019 at 7:39 pm responded with... #

    For hundred guests, any balcony will collapse.

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