Sadly, injuries and deaths from deck collapses are not uncommon.Just this past April, eight students attending Ohio's CedarvilleUniversity were injured when a second-floor deck collapsed during agathering at a home. None of the injuries were life-threatening,but the accident did result in broken and dislocated bones. Mostinteresting, perhaps, was the fact that the deck was built withinthe last 10 years, and not considered "old."

The occurrence of deck collapse disasters tend to increase asthe summer months approach and we spend more time outside.Homeowners should be aware of effective ways to inspect theiroutside areas to avoid decking disasters and be knowledgeable oftheir insurance options in case this unfortunate situationoccurs.

Annual deck inspection

Continue Reading for Free

Register and gain access to:

  • Breaking insurance news and analysis, on-site and via our newsletters and custom alerts
  • Weekly Insurance Speak podcast featuring exclusive interviews with industry leaders
  • Educational webcasts, white papers, and ebooks from industry thought leaders
  • Critical converage of the employee benefits and financial advisory markets on our other ALM sites, BenefitsPRO and ThinkAdvisor

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for Contact her at [email protected].