Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Water causes roof collapse at local steakhouse

Three people suffered minor injuries when the roof caved in at the Texas Land & Cattle Steak House, near the Gulf Freeway and Beltway 8 about 12:30 p.m. None of those hurt required transport to a hospital by ambulance.

The roof first fell about five feet into the building, but all occupants escaped before it caved in completely.

Water began leaking from the light fixtures just before the collapse, said Russell Childs, who was making a financial management presentation to about 45 people -- many of them senior citizens -- in the restaurant's meeting room, where most of the damage was centered.

"One leak started, then two, then three. We were trying to move the computer equipment and projector, then the roof came down. It was a deep boom," Childs said.

This had been always a possibility for a CLSFBook group meeting but we decided it sounded too expensive. It has been raining a lot lately. The building was pretty new and there are a lot more new places around there opening.

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