State Board Probes Cowboys' Collapsed Bubble

Friday, May 8, 2009  |  Updated 1:00 PM CDT
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Coach Campo: "All of A Sudden It Just Went Down"

The Cowboys' membrane style-structure, which fell in heavy winds Saturday, is under investigation.

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Coach Campo: "All of A Sudden It Just Went Down"

Moments after escaping a building collapse, Dallas' Dave Campo talks about being inside the collapsed Cowboys complex when the structure started to come down.
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A spokesman for the Texas Board of Professional Engineers says the agency is investigating the collapse of the Dallas Cowboys' indoor practice facility.

Spokesman Lance Kinney said the board has opened several lines of inquiry related to the failure of the membrane style-structure, which fell in heavy winds Saturday.

The Dallas Morning News, which first reported the investigation Friday, said the probe includes issues related to the City of Irving's oversight of the project, which was built in 2003.

A spokeswoman for the city said Friday that city officials would have no comment.

The facility was designed and built by Summit Structures LLC of Allentown, Pa., just months after a similar structure erected by Summit in Philadelphia collapsed during a snowstorm
 

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