A Nov. 11 stairwell collapse at an indoor obstacle course gym in San Diego's Barrio Logan neighborhood injured 21 children and two adults.
The incident took place just after 7:30 p.m. at Vault PK, an obstacle-course-style facility that specializes in parkour—a sport in which participants run, slide, jump and dive across various structures. Dozens of people were atop a 10-foot-by-30-foot wooden platform where food was being served when it collapsed, according to The San Diego Union Tribune.
Twenty-one children between ages 5 and 14 were injured, in addition to two adults, ages 46 and 72. All were transported to hospitals with moderate to minor injuries, the Tribune said. At least three people sustained spinal injuries.
"I heard a crackling noise and then I ran over to the other side to try to get away from it," one of the children told CBS 8. "I ran to the other side and my hands were shaking. I was really scared because I didn't know if any of my friends were hurt."
Fire and city officials completed an initial investigation into the collapse but have yet to release any findings.
Vault PK owner and founder Jessica Funke Ho on Nov. 12 posted a statement on Facebook about the incident, indicating she is working with investigators.
“We are truly heartbroken, as these children and their parents aren’t just our members — we see them weekly," she said. "They are our gym family. I️ had my own children there [that night]. I️ am just as devastated for all the children affected as any other parent.”
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Jose Ysea told the Tribune investigators are reviewing the building’s permits and zoning regulations.
“You really don’t want to rush these things,” Ysea told the Tribune. “The investigation will take as long as need be to make sure … the findings are inclusive of all the facts and information we’re able to gather.”