Five arrest warrants have been issued for employees or contractors of a company that hosted a 2016 Warrior Dash in Louisiana. Authorities believe those arrested are responsible for a structure collapse that injured 20 race participants, The Advocate is reporting.

A yearlong investigation by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office and the West Feliciana Sheriff’s Office found that the race’s host, Chicago-based Red Frog Events LLC, and its North Carolina contractors didn’t properly handle the obstacle’s construction – investigators called it “shoddy” – and they failed to ensure safety measures were followed during the Baton Rouge-area race.

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The warrants charge two contractors with negligent injury. The three current and former employees are charged with both negligent injury and engaging in the business of contracting without authority.

All five are expected to turn themselves in, the newspaper reports.

The Warrior Dash is a popular worldwide extreme 5K race where participants compete by running through obstacles, like crawling under barbed wire, climbing on cargo nets, wading through muddy trenches and jumping over fire.

Maggie O'Brien

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Maggie O'Brien has been a journalist for more than 15 years. She's covered everything from from crime to politics to fitness. Writing about bands and shows takes her back to the days of going to punk rock shows in the Midwest.
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