Some two dozen family members were hurt in North Carolina over the 4th of July holiday when a deck fell 10 feet to the ground. Two of the victims were listed in critical condition after the mishap, while others suffered injuries ranging from scrapes to broken bones, according to news reports. The deck was 29 years old, and news accounts said fasteners had been weakened by their prolonged exposure to salt and moisture. Two-thirds of the structure appeared intact after the collapse at the $1.15 million rental home on the beach. The town manager of Emerald Isle where the incident took place said the deck probably met code when it was built in 1986, but there's no local requirement that decks be re-inspected once they have been approved. Read More