THACKERVILLE, OK – Winstar spokeswoman Kym Koch says the casino already had
plans in place to inspect their tent structure prior to the collapse Saturday at
the Cowboys' facility which injured 12 and paralyzed one man from the waist
The casino's inspection was planned two weeks ago, but could be expedited as a
resulted of the Cowboy's accident. The Winstar's tent was manufactured by Summit
Structures LLC of Allentown, Pa., which also built the Cowboy's one. Koch says
the casino's tent structure is not as tall as the one that was at Cowboys'
The Chickasaw Nation plans to hire a team of construction experts for the safety
audit on the tent, which was last inspected in 2007.
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