Property owners have a responsibility to ensure the safety of visitors. That’s why the case of a Pennsylvania deck collapse in Penn Forrest Township has gained so much attention.
The Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Accident that left almost one dozen people injured occurred on the evening of July 8 at a Carbon County rental property. Reports indicate 11 people were standing on a deck of the property during a child’s birthday party when the structure beneath their feet suddenly gave way, causing them to fall to the ground below.
According to a release from NBC-Philadelphia News, the incident resulted in four people being airlifted to a local hospital for treatment, while two others were transported via ambulance. A handful of other victims suffered cuts and bruises and were treated at the scene.
Investigators are still looking into the cause of the accident, but they state there seems to be no indication that too many people were standing on the structure at the time of the collapse. Neighbors say the deck had just passed a safety inspection.
At Lundy Law, we know the devastating results accidents can have on victims. That’s why our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers are here to help by answering any questions you may have if you or a loved one were injured on someone else’s property.