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StlersGuy
12-10-2007, 03:21 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A fan attending the Minnesota Vikings-San Francisco 49ers game at Monster Park died when he fell at least 20 feet from an upper concourse to the mezzanine level, team and local police said.

The man, 31, went to a concession area near halftime, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. He fell over a wall that is 4 feet high and 6 inches wide with a 4-inch sloping ledge.

"This person tried to jump up on one of the walls to sit, and he misjudged and he fell," said San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens said, according to the Chronicle.

According to 49ers vice president Lisa Lang, paramedics worked on the man for about 30 minutes. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's identity has been withheld, pending notification of his family and an investigation by a medical examiner.

"The police did their investigation, they interviewed witnesses and security, and they are treating it as an accident," Lang said.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3149106

black an gold 4 life
12-10-2007, 06:12 PM
WOW THAT SUCKS 4 HIM, I WONDER IF ALCOHOL WAS INVOLDED?

StlersGuy
12-10-2007, 06:20 PM
WOW THAT SUCKS 4 HIM, I WONDER IF ALCOHOL WAS INVOLDED?

it had to be:scratch:

PsychoWard
12-10-2007, 06:47 PM
damn that sucks!!!!

yinzer
12-10-2007, 10:57 PM
that's sucks. hate to hear things like that.

BlitzburghRockCity
12-11-2007, 08:56 AM
Wow that sucks, especially right near the holidays. RIP

StlersGuy
12-11-2007, 09:29 AM
see this is why they need to put some kind of railing up along the edges of these walls

Ambridge
12-11-2007, 09:42 AM
This is a sad story but I'm actually surprised it doesn't happen more often.
I've been to some stadiums where there's hardly any kind of railing in the first rows in the upper levels.
Drunk or sober it would be very easy to lose your balance and fall over especially when standing up real fast to see a big play unfold or to celebrate a score.

steelersgal86
12-15-2007, 01:52 PM
wow that is horrible