Eight people were standing on the second-story deck of a rental property on Long Beach Island when it collapsed. The deck collapse happened Tuesday morning. Six people were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. One person was treated at the scene of the accident. The most seriously injured man has head injuries and is in serious condition.
The private detective, Alexander Esposito, who is based in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, said the deck appears to lack proper support and was attached to the home with only nails. A second deck identical to the one that fell was still attached to the home.
The police are investigating the accident. The rental home is right on the waterfront in Ship Bottom, New Jersey.
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