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Family suing Broncos Stadium after deadly fall last October

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The family of a man who died in a fall at the stadium formerly known as Sports Authority Field at Mile High last October is suing the Metropolitan Football Stadium District seeking an unstated amount of damages.

According to 9NEWS, the family of Jason Coy filed a claim dated April 11, 2017 alleging that the staircase when Coy fell to his death was “inherently dangerous to patrons” of the stadium.

“On October 24, 2016, while attending a Denver Bronco’s football game as an invitee inside the Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Mr. Coy fell to his death in a fire escape corridor and staircase, inside the North East concourse of the stadium,” the suit states. “The subject corridor was designed, built, and maintained as a fire evacuation escape route and egress method for invited game attendees. The corridor and staircase contained a vault and open shaft that was inherently dangerous to patrons, and Mr. Coy slipped over a handrail near the top of the staircase, falling to his death, at or near the base below. We believe the Stadium District, and others, failed to make the subject staircase and stairwell, reasonably safe for invited guests/patrons, and this failure led directly to Mr. Coy’s fatal injuries.”

Coy was attending a game between the Houston Texans and Broncos the night he fell.

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25 Responses to “Family suing Broncos Stadium after deadly fall last October”
  1. phinland says: Jun 23, 2017 3:50 AM

    Might as well sue alcohol companies while they’re deflecting blame.

  2. SidFarkus says: Jun 23, 2017 6:33 AM

    Donkeys will fix the books to come up with settlement money

  3. frozenstiff says: Jun 23, 2017 7:19 AM

    Feel very sad for the family, my condolence.
    Just a thought here, how about people being responsible for themselves and stop looking for blame from someone or something else.

  4. lingsun54 says: Jun 23, 2017 7:26 AM

    Another pointless lawsuit. Gee, I’m sure the dead guy couldn’t be at fault.

  5. niles6590 says: Jun 23, 2017 7:45 AM

    ANY staircase is inherently dangerous. If they can prove this particular staircase was faulty, good for them. I think they’ll have a hard time doing that though.

  6. 400marios says: Jun 23, 2017 8:21 AM

    I’m guessing either the handrail was 18″ tall or the guy was trying to slide down the rail.

    In most cases you assume the risk if you willfully misuse the equipment.

    My heart goes out to the guy’s family, but Mile High Stadium may have only been the location of his death…not the culprit.

  7. denverscott says: Jun 23, 2017 8:25 AM

    Get drunk, do stupid s#$@ and it’s someone else’s fault. Every time someone dies their family thinks that it’s Lotto time. Why don’t they just make life insurance mandatory or have a kiosk to buy it like at the airport?

  8. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 23, 2017 8:46 AM

    Funny I’ve managed to go up and down many staircases that had an “open shaft” and somehow managed not to fall to my death.

  9. thrifty says: Jun 23, 2017 8:47 AM

    As if his sitting on the railing in the first place wasn’t a factor. Smh.

  10. kneedragr says: Jun 23, 2017 8:51 AM

    Wasnt he in the middle of a drunken fist fight when he fell? How is that the stadium’s fault?

  11. eazeback says: Jun 23, 2017 8:58 AM

    its a sad state of affairs to say the least. however you have to take some responsibility in this as well. if he’s the first to fall it doesn’t appear to be inherently dangerous….was he drinking by chance?

  12. yourunclerico says: Jun 23, 2017 8:59 AM

    Good. Sue them so badly they cant afford their HGH shipments!

  13. zwhateverz says: Jun 23, 2017 9:00 AM

    Obviously the solution is mandatory parachutes after your sixth beer at Mile High.

  14. 3beeps says: Jun 23, 2017 9:21 AM

    I suggest that the Lawyers for the Defense call as Witnesses every person who has ever walked up or down that staircase without a problem.

    After those thousands testify, the Verdict should become clear to even the worst Judge.

  15. snowdood163 says: Jun 23, 2017 9:35 AM

    The stadium holds like 80k people. If it’s so dangerous, why aren’t people falling to their deaths every day? I wish the stadium could sue the family for stupidity.

  16. tylawspick6 says: Jun 23, 2017 9:39 AM

    One of the most corrupt franchises in the league with Bowlen scheming behind the scenes.

    The Jets, Ravens and Colts are the others.

    Very creepy teams.

  17. z0inks says: Jun 23, 2017 9:45 AM

    The attorneys have given up ambulance chasing in favor of chasing stadiums. Stadiums are easier to catch and their pockets are much deeper.

  18. Getoffmylawn! says: Jun 23, 2017 9:46 AM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 9:39 AM

    One of the most corrupt franchises in the league with Bowlen scheming behind the scenes.

    The Jets, Ravens and Colts are the others.

    Very creepy teams.
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    Not surprised that a fan of the Patriots can easily spot a corrupt, scheming franchise.

  19. tylawspick6 says: Jun 23, 2017 9:47 AM

    yourunclerico says:
    Jun 23, 2017 8:59 AM
    Good. Sue them so badly they cant afford their HGH shipments!

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    They’ll just hide the money and Elway will play dumb with his teeth and gums flapping in the breeze.

    It’s what they do.

  20. tylawspick6 says: Jun 23, 2017 9:49 AM

    Getoffmylawn! says:
    Jun 23, 2017 9:46 AM
    tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 9:39 AM

    One of the most corrupt franchises in the league with Bowlen scheming behind the scenes.

    The Jets, Ravens and Colts are the others.

    Very creepy teams.
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    Not surprised that a fan of the Patriots can easily spot a corrupt, scheming franchise.

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    Are you Goodell? If so, my apologies. Since you came into the league, you’ve lied numerous times, played favorites to scheme and cheat with SOME owners, all to try to keep parity to grow the league overseas, including lying and framing the Pats.

    So, yes, Roger, Pats fans are very well versed in spotting corrupt liars in suits from Park Ave in NY who have never had a real job in their life as a corrupt daddy’s boy.

    Now go get your shine box.

  21. The Almighty Cabbage says: Jun 23, 2017 9:56 AM

    Really? You kids want to use a man’s death in your lame attempts to troll others? Grow up.

  22. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jun 23, 2017 10:59 AM

    Thousands of way to exit this life but going off to see a NFL game and not coming home, is not a way I want to go.

  23. laxcoach37 says: Jun 23, 2017 11:37 AM

    I am not here to defend the Stadium nor the Mr. Coy, but you all have some nerve! It was not alcohol related nor was their a fight involved. The fact is a man died and left behind 5 children. Don’t jump to conclusions especially when you have ZERO facts.

  24. murphyslaw40 says: Jun 23, 2017 1:01 PM

    Mile High averages about 76,500 per game, ten games per season. It has been open for 16 years.

    76,500 x 10 = 765,000
    765,000 x 16 = 12,240,000

    Of those twelve million people, one person couldn’t figure out a stairwell, and wants to sue?

  25. ibillwt says: Jun 23, 2017 3:33 PM

    Denver has a lot of liberals now and personal responsibility is a totally foreign concept.

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