Bryant’s Training Facility Collapses, OSHA to Investigate

Tuesday, September 01, 2015


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A construction accident at 8:15 am on Tuesday at the site of the under-construction new indoor training facility at Bryant has injured 6, will spark an OSHA investigation, and has sent tremors through the university community.  An email from Bryant's Athletic Director Bill Smith has asked coaches to "keep clear of the site."

"Following this morning’s accident at the indoor practice facility, please note that no member of Bryant’s staff or athletes were injured. Please keep your thoughts and prayers in mind for those injured," wrote Smith in an email.

The facility which was slated to include a full sized-football turf field for training for lacrosse, field hockey, football and other sports, was scheduled to be completed this winter.

The project is described by the University as:

  • A 78,000-square-foot Indoor Practice Facility featuring a state-of-the-art indoor turf field with a full 100 yards of turf. When the facility is completed, Bryant will become the only private DI school in New England with a similar facility. Support for this project includes a $2 million gift from William J. Conaty ’67, Chair of the Bryant University Board of Trustees


“With the transformative Bryant Builds plan, we are creating the world-class learning environment that aligns with Bryant’s bold future. We are enhancing our academic and athletic facilities to become best in class, with innovation as a central theme in architecture and pedagogy,” said President Ronald Machtley, when this project and other building projects were announced.

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