ROCKVILLE, Md. — Three people have been injured after a deck collapsed Friday afternoon in Rockville, Maryland, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Public Information Officer Pete Piringer. Two of the three people were penned under the collapsed deck, but have been rescued, along with the third person who was on top of the deck debris.
The deck collapse happened in the 5000 block of Adrian Street. No further information has been provided by officials.
Montgomery County inspectors have warned homeowners of potential dangers after a home deck collapse in Germantown on June 27 that injured nine people, six of which had to be sent to the hospital for their injuries.
Montgomery County code doesn’t have rules about how many people are allowed onto a deck. However, codes have recently changed.
Typical private deck inspections can run from $200 to $300 according to the county. You can start on your own with this safety checklist and these building plans.
WUSA9 will continue to provide updates on this story as more information comes into our newsroom.
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