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49ers fan dies after fall at stadium. A tragic trend?

49ers fan dies: A man fell to his death from an elevated pedestrian walkway at Candlestick Park Sunday during a 49ers game against the Green Bay Packers in San Francisco. More than a dozen cases of fans falling in stadiums have been reported since 2003.

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One sports fan fell to his death in a U.S. stadium, and two others were injured in a fall at a second park, authorities said. The incidents happened on the first day of the professional football season.

A man fell to his death from an elevated pedestrian walkway at Candlestick Park during a National Football League game in San Francisco on Sunday. Multiple witnesses reported the man appeared to be intoxicated. Authorities said he appeared to be in his 30s.

The death came just after kickoff in the San Francisco's 34-28 win over Green Bay, police said

The same day, a railing collapsed at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, injuring two unidentified fans who were leaning against a barrier. Barney Levengood, the stadium's executive director, later issued a statement that said one person was released after receiving medical attention at the stadium. The other was taken to a hospital for additional evaluation.

Since 2003, there have been more than two dozen cases of fans falling at stadiums across the United States, according to the Institute for the Study of Sports Incidents.


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