Dozens hurt in floor collapse at SC condo party

Glen Norman
October 23, 2018

Another party-goer, Jaylen Adams, added that he could actually feel the floor moving up and down before the collapse.

"All you seen (sic) was falling, everybody's hands up in the air", Franzie Pendergrass was quoted by the news outlet as saying.

"All of a sudden, I just heard somebody scream and they just slowly fell and the view of that was awful and I tried grabbing people, whoever I could, but it was too late".

People could be heard screaming as they tried to claw their way out of the pool of injured bodies.


Police say none of the victims were trapped, and no one suffered life-threatening injuries.

As a crowded group of Clemson University students and local residents danced and jumped around at an apartment clubhouse late Saturday night, Jeremy Tester felt something odd beneath his feet.

Authorities are now investigating why the floor caved in.

As you all know there was a party in the clubhouse last night.


"They weren't hurt at all but other people were crying, bleeding, it was just a shocking moment for everyone".

Some of the attendees broke bones as they fell from the common area into the basement of the off-campus apartment complex.

An email sent from condo management to its residents said there would be an inspection. From there, the homeowner's association will determine how to rebuild the clubhouse to make it safe for all residents.

In April 2016, several people were injured at a Clemson rental home when a deck collapsed during a party, The Greenville News reported at the time.


Clemson University officials were notified of the incident early Sunday morning and were still gathering information about what happened. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who were injured and we apologize for any inconvenience". Police said an investigation has begun.

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