Fan at Jets-Steelers game dies after falling from escalator

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A fan attending Sunday’s game between the Jets and Steelers died after falling from an escalator at Acrisure Stadium.

Via the Associated Press, the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety said that police and emergency service personnel were alerted after a man fell at around 4:45 p.m. ET, following the conclusion of the game.

Emergency care was administered by paramedics at the scene. The person died shortly thereafter at a local hospital.

The Steelers issued a statement regarding the situation: “We are aware of an unfortunate incident that occurred inside Acrisure Stadium today. We are working with local authorities and helping their investigation into the matter. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the guest’s family.”

13 responses to “Fan at Jets-Steelers game dies after falling from escalator

  1. Reminder Mr Rooney . . . “Grow and protect what matters most to your business with Acrisure’s insurance solutions.”

  2. As a life long sports fan in my 40s, and one who has been to many, many stadiums, some of these escalators are downright frightening, whether you have a fear of heights or not. Sometimes they go up 4 stories with zero sides from protecting falls. Let’s not assume this person was impaired, even if they were buzzed it doesn’t deserve a death warrant. Some of these escalators are extremely dangerous. If you have a heights thing, they are terrifying, which can add to disoriented feelings and add to possible falls. There’s not always an elevator either.

  3. touchback6 says:
    October 2, 2022 at 8:06 pm
    RIP JimmyThePin and his horrible
    comprehension

    ———-

    Nah I’m here. And tons smarter than you are.

  4. Seems like a no brainer to install a barrier above the escalator to keep people enclosed and safe while they ride. Only a matter of time until something like this happens. People can be in a hurry and crowd these things at times which makes them more unsafe to ride.

  5. Anyone who downlikes sensible posts on this thread will get cursed of losing a loved one. Remember, someone died here…

  6. It sucks when people die prematurely. Just out trying to have somme innocent fun.

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