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Stage collapse at Sun Life Stadium injures four

Indoor Media Day was well received, but work being done outside of Sun Life Stadium did not run as smoothly.

Four volunteer workers were taken to area hospitals Tuesday night after a small stage collapsed in a parking lot outside of the stadium.  The Miami Herald reports that the injuries do not appear life-threatening.  Two of the four injured people were airlifted out to medical attention.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the volunteers were setting up for a rehearsal of the Super Bowl halftime show.

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24 Responses to “Stage collapse at Sun Life Stadium injures four”
  1. netdawg says: Feb 3, 2010 1:32 AM

    Hope the WHO have their life insurance polices up to speed!
    A fall for those guys in their 80s while performing at half time will only rival the beating Warner and Favre took all season

  2. netdawg says: Feb 3, 2010 1:32 AM

    Thoughts and prayers for the injured workers

  3. cromartie says: Feb 3, 2010 1:39 AM

    Didn’t someone do the Blue Blazer plunge of death from the top of the Superdome a number of years ago?
    Halftime at the Superbowl is not the safest place to be. how Up With People escaped death all those years is beyond me.

  4. jimmySee says: Feb 3, 2010 1:43 AM

    Hope they had Sun Life insurance.

  5. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Feb 3, 2010 1:53 AM

    Instead of the uber-corporate halftime shows featuring “american idols” or has-beens, the NFL should show tape of the season hardest hits, best catches, dead players, something football related

  6. rayg says: Feb 3, 2010 2:03 AM

    “VOLUNTEERS???” Did I read that correctly? Are we to understand that the richest sporting event in America doesn’t PAY people to move staging equipment? If true, that is a disgrace! Staging is a profession, and can be a dangerous one. You can’t use local yokel volunteers to do a professional’s job!! Shame on the NFL. I mean that is truly shameful! Especially in this economy.

  7. MasterShake says: Feb 3, 2010 2:54 AM

    I’m sure that they were in no way associated with the Cowboy facility correct?

  8. mr_snrub says: Feb 3, 2010 2:58 AM

    Try as they may there is no way The Who, or anyone for that matter, is going out in the grandiose fashion that John Entwistle did.

  9. d'arch says: Feb 3, 2010 7:08 AM

    Another Owner going on the cheap & against the law, this time just on a smaller scale than Jerry Jones’ debacle.
    Stages should be designed by Structural Engineers
    and built by
    Licensed Contractors. Not volunteers.

  10. HarrisonHits says: Feb 3, 2010 7:44 AM

    rayg you are 100% correct. Moronic to use volunteers for this purpose. I can only imagine it was not the stage they will be performing on becuase that has to be a union venue. But to try and save a few dollars by having rehersal outside the stadium where they can be cheap is pathetic.
    Talk about cheap the NFL is setting new records given how wealthy the league and owners are.
    Pathetic.

  11. GoBrowns19 says: Feb 3, 2010 7:58 AM

    It won’t affect the game, so who cares? Maybe there won’t be a halftime show and we can concentrate on football for the super bowl….a novel idea.

  12. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Feb 3, 2010 8:29 AM

    Glad no one was killed but volunteers??? Come on.
    This is why there are lawsuits. If the NFL is stupid enough to allow something like this than people will sue.
    Florio, get a team of investigators down there to find out what the hell else are volunteers being used for.

  13. bearsrule says: Feb 3, 2010 8:29 AM

    “While we realize the collapsing of the stage and the life threatening injuries to the members of The Who were, and are tragic incident, more people than ever are talking about the Super Bowl. Therefore, it was a huge success.”………Roger Goodell.

  14. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Feb 3, 2010 8:42 AM

    Who was overseeing this project, Jerry Jones?

  15. afiresnake says: Feb 3, 2010 8:49 AM

    Sorry, but a couple of years (the last SB in New Orleans) an artist died during the preparations.
    Maybe the NFL should be a tad more grateful when it comes to spending money on “unimportant” things.

  16. d'arch says: Feb 3, 2010 9:24 AM

    I realize that this isn’t the “official” story line, but doesn’t being AIRLIFTED to a hospital mean that you do have life-threatening injuries? But wait… maybe the EMT’s were just being silly drama queens.

  17. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 3, 2010 9:25 AM

    “Another Owner going on the cheap & against the law, this time just on a smaller scale than Jerry Jones’ debacle.
    Stages should be designed by Structural Engineers
    and built by
    Licensed Contractors.”
    So what you’re saying is that the Cowboys’ practice facility was built by volunteers and NOT be the Pennsylvania company that everyone says actually built it?

  18. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 3, 2010 9:27 AM

    “Who was overseeing this project, Jerry Jones?”
    Probably Canada-based Summit Structures, same company that dicked up the Cowboys practice facility.
    Never send a Canadian surrender bunny to do a man’s job.

  19. slipkid says: Feb 3, 2010 10:21 AM

    hell, every other country has tighter borders than the US nowadays, vox.
    so, whose gummint has surrendered?

  20. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Feb 3, 2010 10:33 AM

    .VoxVeritas says: February 3, 2010 9:27 AM
    “Who was overseeing this project, Jerry Jones?”
    Probably Canada-based Summit Structures, same company that dicked up the Cowboys practice facility.
    Never send a Canadian surrender bunny to do a man’s job.
    ========================================
    Nice try, asshole. It was the American subsidiary in PA that built it, with American workers.
    Jerry Jones didn’t perform due diligence and is responsible.
    Now crawl back into your bedroom hole of your mom’s house.

  21. AllThat says: Feb 3, 2010 11:05 AM

    I heard there is a group of volunteers in line for Kimmy K. They might want some Sun Life Insurance also.

  22. AllThat says: Feb 3, 2010 11:19 AM

    Joe in Toronto: I think VOX meant “Never send a Canadian surrender bunny Company” to do a man’s job.
    Is that better?
    Now you can crawl back into your Igloo in Toronto and clip your mama’s toenalis. She is calling for you.

  23. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 3, 2010 12:17 PM

    “so, whose gummint has surrendered?”
    The one that bows to a monarchy across the Atlantic.

  24. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Feb 3, 2010 1:04 PM

    Vox: I never blamed the workers, asshole. It was YOU that basically said the problem was Canadian, I merely pointed out otherwise.
    You can twist the facts all you want, but Jerry Jones IS responsible, just ask any lawyer worth a damn.
    AllThat: If you cut your front lawn and find a car…..you might be a redneck.

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