Deck collapse at Briarwood Country Club leaves at least 14 injured

Billings Gazette

First responders work the scene of a mass casualty event at Briarwood Country Club after a section of the deck collapsed Saturday evening.

AMY LYNN NELSON, Billings Gazette

Officials have called in a “mass casualty team” after a deck collapsed at Briarwood Country Club Saturday evening. 

At least 14 people were injured in the accident. County emergency officials called for all available ambulances and one helicopter. Police have shut down the roads to Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare to keep access clear.

A statement from Billings Police said the department was called to assist Billings Fire Department and AMR at the 3400 block of Briarwood Blvd.

“During an event at this location a patio collapsed leaving multiple individuals with injuries. It has been confirmed that there have been no fatalities. AMR has transported a large number of individuals to local hospitals. The area may be congested with emergency response vehicles while they finish clearing the area and assisting the victims,” according to the statement from Lt. Matt Lennick.

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