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N.C. Deck Collapse at Beach Rental Condo Injures 21 People

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 12:54 PM

By Teresa Meek

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A N.C. deck collapse on a rental condo at Ocean Isle Beach on Tuesday night sent 21 people to the hospital. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

About 25 people were standing on the deck when the incident occurred at about 8:15 p.m., The Associated Press reports.

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One person had a broken leg and another a broken ankle, the AP said.

Thirteen people were taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and seven to Brunswick Novant Medical Center in Supply, N.C. One was flown to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.

Ocean Isle Mayor Debbie Smith said that while more stringent building standards would be desirable, towns in the state are not allowed to exceed state requirements, the AP reported.

Commenters at PilotOnline.com questioned if more regulation would help, saying a higher dose of common sense could have prevented the problem.

“And consider this, Mayor Smith, no matter what the codes require, you can't regulate common sense. Likely those 25 were not all thinking clearly and were packed like sardines on that deck,” milepost13 wrote. “But, then, they were on vacation. They shouldn't have to think, right?”

“25 clowns on a deck??! 4,000 to 5,000 pounds isn't what I'd figure a deck is rated for,” said Notdarkyet.

Last month, the deck of Shuckers Bar & Grill in North Bay Village, Fla. collapsed with 100 people on it watching a Miami Heat game. Two dozen people were injured, and one couple has filed a lawsuit against the sports bar’s owners, saying they had a duty to maintain their property, Fox News reported.

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