Federal Engineers Visit Cowboys Facility

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - A federal reconnaissance team of structural
engineers gathered documents and interviewed officials this week to
determine why the Dallas Cowboys practice facility collapsed.

The engineers from the National Institute of Standards and
Technology were in Irving talking to city officials and Cowboys
representatives, among others.

Spokeswoman Gail Porter said everyone who was interviewed has
been cooperative.

She said the engineers finished their work Wednesday.

Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple declined to comment on the
federal inquiry.

The Dallas Morning News reports Porter wouldn't comment on
whether the engineers also spoke with representatives of Summit
Structures, the company that designed and built the tent-like
facility.

Summit spokeswoman Laurey Peat said the company had never spoken
with them and has received no call.

The collapse of the Cowboys facility in heavy winds May 2 left
12 people injured, including a 33-year-old team staff member who is
paralyzed from the waist down.


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