Patrons Injured When Crowded FL Restaurant Deck Collapses

Patrons Injured When Crowded FL Restaurant Deck Collapses
Photo from the scene of the collapse by Tony Greco.

About two dozen people were injured when a crowded restaurant deck collapsed last night near Miami, Florida.

Approximately 100 people were on the exterior deck watching the NBA Finals game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs when the collapse occurred, according to a report from CNN (http://bit.ly/13GsdgL).

Three people had reportedly sustained critical injuries.

Miami-Dade firefighters responded to the scene and helped pull patrons who had been dumped into the waters of Biscayne Bay.

Read additional details about the collapse at http://bit.ly/13GsdgL.

For more on structural collapse for firefighters, consider Construction Concerns for Firefighters: Structural Collapse and CONSTRUCTION AND COLLAPSE FACTORS 1.

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