Court Records Show Company That Built Cowboys' Roof Has Shaky Past

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DALLAS (AP) - Court records show the company that built the Dallas Cowboys' collapsed training facility also manufactured at least three other buildings that have fallen in heavy weather since 2002.

The other tentlike facilities manufactured by Allentown, Pa.-based Summit Structures LLC or its related company, Cover-All Building Systems, were warehouse-type buildings in Philadelphia and upstate New York and an indoor arena for horse competition in Oregon. All the buildings fell in weather conditions that included heavy snow, according to records and interviews.

A Summit spokeswoman didn't immediately return a call or email seeking comment Wednesday.

The collapse of the Cowboys' facility in heavy winds Saturday left 12 people injured, including a 33-year-old team staff member who is paralyzed from the waist down. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into the incident.


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