7 hurt when deck collapses at NJ graduation party

May 17, 2009 5:07:01 PM PDT
Building inspectors have not yet determined what caused a deck collapse that injured seven people at a college graduation party in northern New Jersey. Three people were on the second-story deck at the Hillsdale home when it came down around 6:35 p.m. Saturday, striking two other guests. Authorities said the other two injuries were related to emotional distress caused by the collapse.

One person who tried to jump from the falling structure fractured an ankle, while another suffered what authorities called "a cardiac-related incident." However, none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

The victims, all adults, were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

About 30 people were at the house in Bergen County when the accident occurred.

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