By Olivia Drake, HVFCo. Public Information Officer.
Three patients were transported to area hospitals following a deck collapse on a home located on Little Meadow Road in Haddam.
At 8:10 p.m. on June 17, 2019, HVFC was dispatched to the scene for a reported entrapment under a deck. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered three patients near a collapsed deck, all alert. Another woman and her toddler son also had fallen from the deck but were not injured.
The deck was located on the front of a 3-story gable-roofed home. A wooden support bean had collapsed and the deck broke free from the home’s third story. The people fell about 15 feet.
Firefighters and EMS personnel quickly evaluated all three patients with injuries. One male patient and one female patient were transported to Hartford Hospital with injuries. Another male patient was transported to Middlesex Hospital, also with injuries.
Crews from East Haddam Fire Department, Haddam Ambulance and Hunters Ambulance also assisted with patient care. The scene was turned over to the Haddam Building Inspector.
Photo by Olivia Drake.