Texas A&M Equine Center collapses injuring four people
POSTED: Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 6:22am
College Station (CNN) — The Texas A&M Equine Center barn is now a pile of wreckage after beams on the building collapsed.
Right before 11:00 a.m. Saturday, the Texas A&M Equine Center fell apart.
According to the College Station Fire Department, workers were elevated at 35 feed tying steel together when the collapse happened. Texas A&M University Police Lieutenant Alan Baron said 13 emergency units from College Station, Bryan, and University Police were sent to the scene.
"My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the individuals who have been injured," said Baron.
Right now it is not known what caused the beams to collapse but the construction company is investigating.
Gamma Construction Company of Houston, Texas has been overseeing the project.
"I've never been on a job site where anything like this has happened," said construction worker, Justin Court.
Justin Court is a local construction worker who went to check out the destruction for himself. He says that his grandmother also had heard the collapse from miles away.
"She had heard a real loud noise and a whole lot of ambulances," said Court.
Cars driving down F and B Road in College Station were stopping to see the destruction.
"We saw just a line of fire trucks, ambulances, everything," said Teresa Harrera who lives near the site. She's been watching the construction progress of the Equine Center from the start. "With all the first responders, we thought something terrible was happening."
Fire officials say that 25 to 30 people were working at the scene, but everyone has been accounted for.