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n Lawrenceville, members of a wedding party were injured when a deck fell two stories. The wedding party, which included several children, were busy taking pictures for the special day when the deck they were standing on fell about 12 feet. Fire Officers who responded to the collapse said there were 15 to 18 people on the deck when it detached from the wood framed house. Five people were reported injured and admitted to the hospitals. Injuries were not life threatening. Officers also reported that there appeared to be signs of termite damage that could have weakened the deck and caused it to collapse.
Landlords have a duty to keep their premises in repair and are liable for damages to others resulting from failure to keep premises in repair.A landlord making repairs on rented premises, either voluntarily or in compliance with his statutory obligation, must use due care to leave the repaired portion free from defects, and landlord is liable for personal injuries received by tenant...from landlord's negligence in making repairs, when injured person had no notice of defective condition and was in the exercise of due care.
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