Snow, ice believed to be the culprit in roof collapse
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
Part of the Canadian Western Agribition barn roof collapsed on April 3. A section of the roof at Regina’s Evraz Place collapsed which Agribition rents for its show. Reports say that no one was in the building at the time of the collapse. The damaged area is estimated to be as big as 12 by 12 meters.
Officials suspect that heavy snow and ice on the roof of Stockman’s Arena is likely to blame for the collapse, which runs adjacent to the Commercial Cattle Barn. The building made of steel was upgraded fall of 2012, to enhance the accommodations for the cattle and bison events.
Some nearby office staff – the Canadian Cowboys’ Association and Saskatchewan Bison Association were evacuated for safety precautions.
The extent of the damage remains unknown; the area has been closed off for safety reasons which will also allow for a full investigation. Officials have said that any repairs will be made by show time.