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After Beach Deck Collapse, 'Whole Thing' Was 'Caving in'

At least 22 are injured in Jersey Shore accident
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 15, 2019 5:24 AM CDT
In this photo provided by James Macheda, first responders treat an injured person as they work the scene of a building structure damage in Wildwood, NJ, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Multiple levels of decking...   (James Macheda via AP)
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(Newser) – At least 22 people were injured when decks collapsed on one another at a three-story home at the Jersey Shore, reports the AP. Cape May Regional Health System says 21 people are being treated there after Saturday evening's collapse in Wildwood. At least three are children. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City says at least one additional person was taken there for treatment. The conditions of the injured were unclear. Nearby resident Joann Devito says she was sitting on her own deck when she heard a noise, turned and "saw the whole thing caving in." She says she saw "two women running and screaming." The collapse occurred during an annual firefighters convention in the beach resort town. Firefighters were likely among those hurt or trapped. (Read more New Jersey stories.)

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