Bryant waiting on engineers’ reports about building collapse

By The Associated Press 

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) _ The president of Bryant University says he’s still waiting on engineering reports to figure out why an athletic building under construction on campus collapsed.

President Ronald Machtley said Monday the forensic engineers for the insurance companies just completed their on-site reviews, and haven’t provided any reports yet.         

Workers were installing steel beams for a new indoor practice facility at the private university in Smithfield on Sept. 1 when the beams collapsed. No one was seriously injured.

Machtley says he thinks it’ll be awhile before any conclusions can be drawn and there probably won’t be a single cause.

He says they’re cleaning up steel and construction work hasn’t resumed.

OSHA is investigating whether the contractor complied with workplace safety standards. That can take up to six months. 

(C) The Associated Press 2015