Two injured when porch in Lakewood Collapses (PHOTOS)

Porch Collapse 1Two people were injured this afternoon when the porch they were on collapsed.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 PM at a home on the south end of Lakewood. Luckily, nobody was trapped underneath.

Hatzolah and responded to the scene and treated the patients before they were transported to JSUMC and local physicians. Injuries were said to be non life-threatening.

Police were also called to the scene to investigate.



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  1. Bare untreated, unsealed wood. Nails, not bolts. Wonder what the insurance company will say. It sure doesn’t look like redwood or cedar, either. Shame.

  2. I like the gas grill on the deck. Had to bring it in through the house to get it there. There is, a county law I believe, which states gas grills, while in use at least, should be a certain distance from a residential structure. I am guessing minimum 25ft. Could be more and definitely not on the deck.

  3. State law – no grills on decks, balconies, or within 5 foot of a combustilble surface or opening (window, door) of an apartment or townhouse or other multi-family structure. It is probably in the home owner association rules also. Good luck getting an insurance payment if that is the cause of a fire and no help if someone is injured or killed if that starts a fire and spreads to the neighbor.

  4. When we grill, we wheel our grill to the backyard – the cement area is very close to a window. I never realized this was unsafe in any way.
    What is the required number of feet distance for a private home?

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