Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21629 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
Tragic - and probably avoidable.
From what I've heard so far it was a combination of an aging 1970s construction and heavy wet snow fall. They checked the snow load a few hours before but still deemed it safe until they would have had started clearing the snow away later...
The question is why they cancelled a training session that would have been held later but didn't evacuate. We'll probably know more soon.