Escalators at B.o.A
Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:28 PM
Be a great way to get my cardio and lower body workout in every Sunday.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:54 PM
A case for escalators at BofA:
How amazing would this be to see in person?
PS: After the incident, she got up and walked just fine.
Had she driven up the escalator, that would make a perfect "like a boss" clip.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:00 PM
Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:08 PM
HOUSTON -- A 25-year-old fan died after tumbling about 60 feet from a fifth-floor escalator at Reliant Stadium during a preseason Houston Texans game, officials said Friday.Jonathon Kelly of Houston fell to the ground floor during the Thursday night game against the Minnesota Vikings, and frantic witnesses called police to report where his body had landed, police spokesman John Cannon said.
The fall appeared to be an accident, according to police, who didn’t immediately release the victim’s name pending notification of his family. But the Harris County medical examiner’s office released Kelly’s name and hometown Friday evening.
Kelly was traveling down from the fifth floor when he fell to the ground, said Mark Miller, the general manager of SMG-Reliant Park. Two medical teams working at the stadium treated the man at the scene before he was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he died, he said.
Staffers monitor fan safety at each escalator landing, Miller said.
‘‘We make sure they’re not overloaded and we try to operate them in the safest possible manner,’’ Miller said.
The bank of escalators in the northeast corner of the stadium where the fall occurred was closed for inspections, and Reliant Park officials are reassessing safety procedures, he said.
But Texans President Jamey Rootes indicated that security and safety changes were unlikely because of the fatal fall.
‘‘We have our procedures in place. The league has a whole comprehensive set of best practices relative to fan behavior and stadium security,’’ Rootes said. ‘‘We’ve always been rated at the very highest level. . . . I don’t know that anything changes.’’
The Texans open the regular season on Sept. 9 with a home game against the Miami Dolphins.
The fall wasn’t the only fatal incident at a Texas sport venue in recent years. In 2011, a firefighter attending a Texas Rangers game in Arlington died when he fell from the left field stands while reaching for a baseball tossed his way by All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton.
Shannon Stone fell about 20 feet onto concrete when he tumbled over the left-field railing after catching the ball and falling into an area out of sight from the field as the Rangers faced Oakland. Cooper Stone, his 9-year-old son, witnessed the fall during the second inning.
In April, a statue of Stone and his son was dedicated to Rangers fans in front of the home plate gate at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Railings also were raised throughout the ballpark before this season.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:14 PM
Just thought I'd leave this here...
This is why we will never get one because people are fuging stupid
Another year has brought another harrowing story of a sports fan falling to his death.
On Thursday night in Houston, a man identified as 25-year-old Jonathan Kelly fell to his death after witnesses said he was sliding down the outside rail of an escalator at the Houston Texans' exhibition game against the Minnesota Vikings.
The incident, first reported by CBS Houston, took place after 8 p.m. local time, when Kelly fell three stories and landed on the pavement below. The incident reportedly happened during the third quarter of the Texans-Vikings game. Another fan on the scene told the Houston Chronicle he "heard the very loud noise when he hit the ground." Kelly was taken to the hospital, where he died. Alcohol may have been involved, according to CBS Houston.
This is the ninth escalator incident in the last 10 years, according to the Institute for the Study of Sports Incidents, three of which were caused by individuals trying to sit or slide down railings. Alcohol was only reported to be a factor in one of these incidents. For context, there have been eight falls linked to fans reaching over railings for balls.
A witness named Randall Wisdom told KHOU he and his 18-year-old daughter were on the escalator below when they saw Kelly hit the ground. "My daughter is devastated," he said. "She's never experienced something like that."
Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:18 PM
LOL. Moral of the story? We don't need escalators because some idiot will think he's on the intro to a Tv sitcom and try to slide down the rail.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:54 PM
And some of us allow enough time in our schedules to go to a football game.
The downside to escalators is that I can't get around the slowpokes that infest stadiums. Some of us have places to be.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:10 PM