Several injured when deck collapses during party in Brooklyn

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Kristin Thorne reports on a deck collapse in Brooklyn that left several people injured.

Several people were injured early Sunday when a deck collapsed during a party in Brooklyn.

It happened at about 12:30 a.m. on the second-floor of a building on Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick.

16 people were out on the deck having a party when it suddenly fell.

The most serious injuries were a broken leg and some broken ankles.

The Buildings Department says there are no violations against the building.

It is a historic building known as the Cook Mansion built in the late 19th century.

"I think just old age and rot and disrepair, it just wasn't maintained properly," said FDNY Battalion Chief Dennis Murphy.

He said "it seems like the victims rode the deck down, no one was trapped under the deck."
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