February 25th, 2014
10:51 AM ET

Woman on Deck Collapse: 'I'm Surprised no one Died'

A terrifying deck collapse is caught on tape as one family gathers for a group photo. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

Lisa Wilt was celebrating Christmas with her extended family when holiday cheer turned to terror. The sudden collapse of her deck sent all 24 people plummeting 15 feet onto the cement below.

The family is now suing the people who made and maintained the deck, saying the collapse was preventable.

But a spokesman for the company that built the deck says the law protects them from liability because the deck is more than 10 years old.

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