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Warrior Dash Structure Collapse Leads to Injuries, Arrests

On October 8, 2016, the annual Warrior Dash obstacle course race took place in St. Francisville, Louisiana. The course consisted of 12 obstacles spanning the 5K course. Nearly 6,500 people turned out to participate in the race. Toward the end of the all-day event, several contestants tackled an obstacle known as the Diesel Dome, a 15-20 foot wooden-ribbed climbing structure. Up and over was the goal, but for some 20 contestants, up gave way to a painful down. Beneath the weight of 20 climbers, the structure collapsed. Of those climbers, 11 were transported to local hospitals. Others traveled to hospitals in their own vehicles. Three of the victims were airlifted with potentially serious injuries. The collapse sparked a lengthy investigation into the host of the race, Red Frog Events, LLC. And recently, the 20th Judicial District Court issued five arrest warrants for Red Frog employees and contractors responsible for building…
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