The platform collapse at an indoor gym, which injured at least 21 children and two adults, remained under investigation Sunday.
The structure failure was at about 7:40 p.m. Saturday, during a kids’ night at Vault PK, a Parkour training facility in Barrio Logan.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Jose Ysea said investigators were at the scene of the incident in the morning Sunday and were checking to make sure the training facility had all of its permits in order.
“(The investigation) will take a couple of days,” Ysea said.
The collapse occurred when about 50 children ran at the same time to an upper level after they were told pizza was being served, NBC 7 reported.
Some of the patients were above the 10-foot by 30-foot platform that was 10 feet above ground and some were below it. One end of the platform gave way and people fell onto each other, Ysea said on Saturday.
Two women, ages 72 and 46, were among the first to be taken to hospitals. Twenty-one children were also taken to hospitals, Ysea said.
Injuries were “very minor to moderate. Nothing severe or critical,” he said.
There could be other children injured whose parents took them to hospitals, he said.
“It could have been so much worse,” Ysea said.
“What happened was they had pizza party up on the platform in that building,” said Corey Brizendine, who was at the facility with his two children. “And once they got pizza, there were about 30 kids who just ran up those steps. There were probably … 20 adults up there too. All that weight just made the platform fall.
“The platform was real sketchy,” Brizendine continued. “Just by looking at it, it’s not going to hold all that weight.”
–City News Service and staff
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