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#4566993 - 05/03/21 06:22 AM Several seriously hurt during 40 people group photo on a restaurant deck  
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I don't know nothing about constructing something.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-collapses-sends-11-people-hospital.html

What was keeping the deck up? I see one long piece of wood on the ground:

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Is that the support for the deck? Only one piece?

They put 40 people on it. Let's say each person was 150-200 lbs. That's 6000-8000 lbs. There were also tables and chairs on the deck. More weight.

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This things that are attached to the edge of the deck, I am sure they also add weight and burden to the deck.

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It's like you make a table and instead of 4 legs, you give it one leg in the middle.

Then the edges of the deck, shouldn't they be nailed on both sides into the white siding things or have a brace underneath them?

Hope everyone injured recover.


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#4566996 - 05/03/21 08:21 AM Re: Several seriously hurt during 40 people group photo on a restaurant deck [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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When you take a closer look of what's on the ground and of the still standing sections, you will see that the cunstroct is a trusswork of vertical, horizontal and diagonal beams, and further supporting horizontal boards carrying the floor.
My statics lessons have been in the last millenium, and I know nothing about the actual loads and what this consturction could have carried. But if I had to guess, I would first look for some rott and rust on the wood and the connecting bolts. Like you can see all shiny green paint on the outside parts of the wooden beams, but the "under-the-roof" parts and such seem less well maintained.

#4567072 - 05/03/21 08:35 PM Re: Several seriously hurt during 40 people group photo on a restaurant deck [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Were the people all jumping to music, is another thing that can (and frequently does) factor into a lot of this kind of accident. The deck may be able to accommodate fifty or more with ease. But let thirty or forty start bouncing in unison and it's a different mater.


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#4567077 - 05/03/21 08:48 PM Re: Several seriously hurt during 40 people group photo on a restaurant deck [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I remember this sort of thing happened at Michigan State University years ago. Unfortunately, there were also people on a balcony right under the one that collapsed. I cant help but think of when this tragedy happened. I think it was in Israel.


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#4567086 - 05/03/21 10:24 PM Re: Several seriously hurt during 40 people group photo on a restaurant deck [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.

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