On Saturday, tragedy struck as 12 people were injured after the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility collapsed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administratioon (OSHA) is currently conducting an investigation on the cause of the accident. “We’re trying to determine if there were any violations, or determine the cause,” said Elizabeth Todd, spokeswoman for Region 6 of OSHA. She added that OSHA investigators will be looking for identifiable hazards, as well as interviewing witnesses. The agency has six months to finish its investigation.
During the incident, about 70 people were inside the Cowboys’ facility for a rookie mini-camp practice. This includes players and coaches, as well as staff and media. A line of heavy thunderstorms hit the dome, causing the lights on the dome’s ceiling to swing violently right before the ceiling crashed to the ground. This whole scene was caught on video.
Among those injured in the collapse was Rich Behm, a scouting assistant who suffered from a severed spinal cord and was paralyzed from the waist down because of the accident.