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Elderly Man Killed In Deck Collapse At Melrose Home

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This deck collapsed at a home on Bow Street. (Photo credit: Alana Gomez)

This deck collapsed at a home on Bow Street. (Photo credit: Alana Gomez)

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MELROSE (CBS) – A man in his 70’s was killed after the deck at his home collapsed on him Wednesday afternoon in Melrose.

George Carroll, who owns the home on Bow Street, was repairing the deck with his son when it started to sag and then suddenly fell to the ground.

He ended up trapped underneath the deck.

The fire department used airbags to lift it off of him. He was rushed to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports


Carroll’s wife, Janet, was also taken to the hospital for treatment because she was overcome with emotion.

Their son was not hurt and was able to drive himself to the hospital.

Neighbors said the couple has lived at the home for a long time.

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