This case involves a collapsed deck at a lake house. A group of twelve college students were spending their spring vacation at a large lake house. The students and their friends, a party of 25, were socializing on the house’s 11’ by 14’ wooden deck. Around midnight, the group gathered along the outside railing of the deck to take a group picture. The deck detached from the house, and collapsed into a pile of splintered wood in the backyard. Many of the students were injured, including multiple broken arms, legs, and several who sustained serious head and back issues. It was reported that the wooden deck never underwent non-destructive testing to assess any possible weaknesses or defects.