Ice falls from Cowboys Stadium roof, 6 injured including Getty Images photographer

By on Feb 6, 2011 in Natural Disasters, United States Comments

Huge pieces of ice fell off from the roof of Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Friday afternoon, and six people were reported to have been injured including veteran Getty Images photographer, Win McNamee.

Ice falls from Cowboys Stadium roof
Photo credit: FOX News

According to US news sites, McNamee and five others were injured and were treated in the hospital as pieces of ice with the size of a bowling ball fell on them on Friday, at about 1:15 p.m. (Texas time).

“Honestly, while it was hitting me, I was thinking I’m going to die here. It was pretty frightening.” McNamee told the news, who was said to be have his left shoulder broken and will undergo surgery soon.

Authorities said that none of the five other victims had life-threatening injuries, who were said to be NFL workers whose identities were not revealed.

Arlington Fire Department (AFD) spokesman Lt. Pedro Arevalo told the news that the incident due to the falling of ice falling from Cowboys Stadium’s roof was the first time and should be not taken for granted.

With this, NFL announced that all entrance gates of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium have been closed until further notice, except for the truck tunnel where visitors and workers will pass, both for entry and exit purposes.

On Sunday afternoon, a Green Bay Packers-Pittsburgh Steelers match will be featured at the Cowboys Stadium for the Super Bowl XLV, with more than 100,000 fans are expected to come and watch.



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