Lawsuit filed in July 22 deck collapse at Briarwood Country Club

Billings Gazette

A group of people injured in the July 22 collapse of a deck at the Briarwood Country Club filed a lawsuit Friday.

As many as 40 people were injured when the wooden deck fell at least 10 feet at the club where the annual “Tangle Derby” golf tournament was being held.

At least 25 people were transported to area hospitals following the collapse of the deck with injuries ranging from head wounds to broken ribs and cuts to arms and legs. Other victims were taken to area hospitals in private vehicles.

As many as 40 people were on the deck at the Briarwood Country Club when it collapsed and apparently no one was below when it broke loose and fell about 12 feet.

Billings Fire Department

American Medical Response sent 11 units to the scene. Laurel Emergency Medical Services also responded with two ambulances, the Lockwood Fire District arrived with one ambulance, and St. Vincent Healthcare’s HELP Flight had two ground units respond.

“The impact from the fall and impact with falling people and debris from the deck area caused

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