Cookout Season Brings Rash Of Deck Failures – Decks – JLC Online

Watch out for falling decks!
' In the Long Island, New York, community of Long Beach, five people cooking out on a balcony attached to a brick building were hurt when the balcony failed, NBC 4 New York reported (“5 Hurt When Balcony Collapses on Long Island”). The station repored, “Fire Commissioner Scott Kemins attributed the collapse to a 'mixture of structural failure as well as the live load on the balcony — five people, a barbecue, it was probably too much for the elderly balcony.'”

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