on June 22, 2020, the deck collapsed underneath them and turned their lives upside down.
“I wanted to warn my wife something is happening, but no time. In a second, we were falling down on the patio,” he said. The couple fell about three metres and landed on the stone patio, under a table, chairs and an outdoor umbrella base. Khandehroo was able to crawl free, but his wife, who was bleeding, was trapped.
Keil said the collapsed deck at 8829 Kestral Drive, which belonged to Khandehroo, was structurally sound but “the connection point between the deck and the home failed over time. We will be sharing our findings with the industry so this can mitigate risk of this happening to other Regina residents.”
Knapman said the decks had not been properly attached to houses with lag screws or bolts, as required by the National Building Code.
I see this all the time.