Published 09/01/15

Bryant University statement regarding construction site accident

Bryant University issued the following update Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015:

A temporary fence was installed Sept. 1 around the steel portion of Bryant's Indoor Practice Facility. This temporary fence is in addition to the fence located around the construction site as a whole.

Today, we have multiple engineers, forensic engineers, and insurance company representatives at the site. The crumpled steel will not be removed until the forensic engineers are finished with their investigatory work. 

Classes at Bryant begin on Tuesday, September 8, as previously scheduled.

Elizabeth O'Neil, Bryant University associate vice president of University Relations, issued the following statement Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015:

As you have no doubt already learned, a serious construction site accident occurred this morning at the indoor practice facility, located in the back of the Bryant campus adjacent to the baseball fields.

The steel which was being erected collapsed forward, resulting in at least six injuries. Thankfully, none of these appear to be life-threatening. No Bryant students or staff were near the site.

We are cooperating fully with authorities and will advise as more facts become available to us.

This incident will have no impact on the opening of school as students return this weekend and classes begin Sept. 8