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6 injured after deck collapses at O'Fallon home

About 30 people were on a deck when it collapsed on Thursday evening at a home in O'Fallon, according to police.

Six people were injured, with the most severe injuries being broken bones, at 1330 Winding Creek Court, according to a news release by O'Fallon Police Capt. James Cavins.

On Friday morning, Cavins said there would not be a police investigation.

"It's just a tragic accident," he said.

Cavins said the city's code enforcement officers would be looking at the deck "from a structural standpoint."

Ted Shekell, the community development director, was not immediately available for comment about the deck's permit history or inspection on Friday morning.

Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535, @MaryCooleyBND
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