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Bleachers collapse during ECU game, fans injured

Posted September 6, 2010

— About a dozen East Carolina University fans were injured Sunday when several rows of bleachers collapsed at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville.

The majority of the injuries were minor, but one person suffered a dislocated shoulder, officials said.

Ten rows of bleachers had to be removed during the game against Tulsa.

The seats were a part of new addition built over the summer.

ECU officials said they are talking with contractors to find out what happened.


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  • warrensumner2 Sep 7, 2010

    Mustangyts, I think that NC State engineers have already done quite enough there thanks. They own and operate the firm that built the bleachers to begin with.

  • mustangyts Sep 7, 2010

    No worrys, when NC State invades pirate land, our engineers will gladly take a look at the problem and get it right! LOL

  • boatmonkey82 Sep 7, 2010

    dust yourself off and get on with it , people who are quick to sue make me sick , work for your money

  • GWALLY Sep 7, 2010

    You get what you pay for....a fine example of the lowest bid is not usually the less costly bid!!!

  • wildcat Sep 7, 2010

    Phone call and letters will not cut it. These people need to be compensated. PERIOD!

  • TooMuchDrama Sep 7, 2010

    I am sure phone calls and letters are going out from prestigious lawfirms to these victims as soon at the Professional Responsibility Rules time-frame allows.

  • wildcat Sep 7, 2010

    Yes, I am wondering if someone or many with file that lawsuit. If not they should. Someone could have been seriously injured or killed.

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  • Adelinthe Sep 7, 2010

    I can't believe some of you are blaming the students.

    Students have been rowdy at games since games began. Equipment for them should be built for that.

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Sep 7, 2010

    "The seats were a part of new addition built over the summer."


    Blessed no one was killed, for heaven's sakes.

    Praying for anyone who was injured.

    God bless.