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Latest News: Deck Collapse Injures Eight in Ellicott City

Ellicott City, MD - Shortly after 4:30 PM this afternoon, Howard County’s 911 Center received multiple calls for a deck collapse in the 4900 block of Bonnie Branch Road in Ellicott City. Callers reported about 20 people were on a 20’ x 40’ deck when it collapsed approximately 12’ to the ground. 

Based upon this information, HCDFRS categorized this call as a mass casualty incident (MCI) - automatically routing additional firefighters, paramedics, and equipment to the scene. Upon arrival, paramedics began immediately triaging patients to receive care based upon the extent of their injuries. A total of eight adult patients were transported - three to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and the remainder to a local hospital.  

None of the patients had life-threatening injuries.

In total, more than 40 firefighters and paramedics responded to the incident.


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