Simpson Deck Safety Demo Featured on NBC Nightly News
Originally published by: Simpson Strong-Tie — July 25, 2016
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With more than 500 people injured every year in deck collapses, NBC Nightly News decided to educate America on deck safety with a deck collapse demonstration and an interview with Simpson Strong-Tie structural engineer Scott Fischer.
In the segment featured on Fourth of July, Fischer highlights key weaknesses that plague up to half of all decks in the U.S. and demonstrates what a properly built deck should look like. Watch what happens to a poorly built deck when just a few screws are removed here.