A deck collapsed in Montgomery County, Maryland, on Friday afternoon, injuring three people.
It happened in the back of a house on Adrian Street in Rockville. Two people were confined under the house but not pinned, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer said. They have been extricated and transported. One person on top of the deck was also extricated. Their injuries are not life-threatening.
Update – Adrian Street just off Viers Mill Road, Rockville, deck collapse, 2 people trapped under debris, all 3 patients have been removed, two will be transported, both Pri2 traumas, NLT pic.twitter.com/gIj1BufKCj
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) July 2, 2021
Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said the the deck was about 7 feet off the ground and was supported by the house and posts. The deck appeared to have pulled away from the house and ledger board, which is the point that connects the deck to the house.
Goldstein said it’s important to check out the early warning signs, such as looseness, wobbliness or creaking, when out on the deck.
And, “make sure you don’t overload or have too many people” on the deck, Goldstein said.
This is the second incident of a deck collapsing in a week in the county. Last Sunday, a deck collapsed in Germantown, sending six people to the hospital.
Below is the area where it happened.