LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Four people who fell at least 10 feet when a deck they were standing on collapsed are recovering from their injuries.

The emergency was reported at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday at a home on the 7600 block of West Ottawa Place. The homeowners were hosting an annual holiday party.

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A Jefferson County County building inspector said the deck was improperly nailed to the side of the home and not bolted in place.

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The four people who were hurt had broken bones and bruises.

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“It’s a miracle nobody was seriously hurt,” said neighbor Barb Barron Donatell. “Everyone is really banged up, there are some broken bones — like ribs and things like that.”