Fans involved in railing collapse at Big 12 game

Updated: December 3, 2005, 7:41 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- A section of the railing at Reliant Stadium collapsed in the post-game celebration following No. 2 Texas' 70-3 win over Colorado on Saturday, sending several fans tumbling to the ground.

Nina Jackson, a spokesman for Reliant Stadium, said no one was seriously injured in the incident.

A group of Longhorns were shaking hands with the fans when a section of the railing on the lowest level near one of the tunnels gave way. Emergency personnel responded to treat a handful of people.

Texas defensive tackle Franklin Okam helped lift the rail to ensure no one was trapped underneath.

About an hour after the game the area was cordoned off with yellow warning tape and removable gates and guarded by a stadium staffer.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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