Baseball Fan Dies after Fall at Stadium
CNN has reported that Atlanta Braves fan Ronald Homer, 30, died Tuesday after falling from the fourth level of Atlanta’s Turner Field.
About the Turner Field Fall
- Homer was attending a game between the Braves and the Phillies with two friends.
- The game was scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m., but was delayed for two hours due to rain.
- During the delay, Homer went to the fourth level, likely to smoke a cigarette according to his parents, where four witnesses said he fell over the railing.
- Homer fell 65 feet into the player’s parking lot.
- Paramedics found Homer unconscious upon their arrival; he later died at the hospital.
Concern Raised by Homer’s Family
Though authorities have ruled out homicide, they are still waiting for toxicology reports to see if alcohol could be a factor.
Homer’s parents have begun to question if the height of the railing was adequate at 42 inches. While this does meet industry standards and state code, his parents believe it does not provide sufficient safety to taller people like Ronald Homer who measured 6’6” tall.
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