Cover-All Building Systems, a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, construction company, had built the structure in question, a barn at the Crawford County fairgrounds, two years ago; it is thought to be the sixth collapse of this sort in the past eight years, of structures built by Cover-All, or related company, Summit Structures.
Summit built the Cowboys practice facility which collapsed during a storm in May, leaving 12 injured, including scout Rich Behm who was paralyzed from the waist down and special teams coach Joe DeCamillis who suffered a fractured vertebrae. Cover-All designed and manufactured the ill-fated structure.
Both companies, along with Las Vegas consulting firm JCI, were the targets of a lawsuit filed on Behm's and DeCamillis's behalf last August.
No one was injured in Wednesday's collapse, which was brought on, like in most of the half-dozen cases, by heavy snowfall.