At least 25 people were hurt when a floor collapsed during a massive party at a two-story house near the University of Georgia. Police estimated 500 people were at the party in Athens. The first floor of the home collapsed in the middle of the night. Investigators said the incident could have been much worse but injuries were eventually a broken arm or leg. “Many times, overcrowding can result in collapses of decks and flooring, especially in older structures. The thing that helped, in this case, was the lack of elevation. These folks should consider themselves fortunate,” Capt. Nate Moss of the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Department said. Athens police participated to rescue operation removing people from the collapsed home area.
Code enforcement was contacted to see if the property could be condemned but no one questioned if the party was legally organized. Floor collapsing accidents are not very common. They suppose a minimal set of security rules were not respected. There were not a lot of information about the people participating to the party or the motivation of the event but it’s supposed there were students.