Saturday, September 1, 2012

Tragedy in the Georgia Dome: Man dies after fall from upper deck

Fan dies after fall from Ga. Dome's upper deck
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A 20-year-old man from Tennessee who plunged about 35 feet from the upper level of the Georgia Dome and struck another fan during the Tennessee-North Carolina State game has died, authorities said Saturday.

Investigator Leon Harrison at the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office told The Associated Press early Saturday that Isaac Grubb of Lenoir City, Tenn., was pronounced dead Friday night, minutes before midnight, at an Atlanta hospital.

He said the man had fallen about 35 feet and appeared to have suffered injuries from blunt force trauma. "He passed away at the hospital," Harrison told AP by telephone, adding an autopsy was planned Saturday morning.
 ESPN, via the Associated Press.

It is pretty hard--but not impossible--to fall over that railing. The seats are well back from it and if memory serves, it's about chest high on the average male.

Our heartfelt prayers go out to Grubb's family. Instead of celebrating a stirring win in the season opener, his loved ones and neighbors mourn the tragic ending of a promising young man's life.