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Bolt Falls During Game, Injures 3 Fans Watching Colts-Bengals

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For the second time, fans have been injured by falling or collapsing parts of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (Todd Taulman/Dreamstime.com, file)

By    |   Friday, 04 Sep 2015 12:39 PM

A falling bolt from the Colts' stadium roof in Indianapolis hurt three people during a Thursday night preseason game, and although the injuries were minor, it was the second time fans have been hurt at the Lucas Oil Stadium.

The bolt sheared off and fell as the retractable roof opened just before the kick-off to the second half of the Colts-Bengals game in Indianapolis, The Associated Press reported.

Two people were transported to a hospital to be evaluated, and a third was treated and released at the stadium. The AP said a press release reported all injuries were "non-life threatening."

"A bolt from the fixed structure sheared and dropped into seating section 248," Barney Levengood, executive director of the Capital Improvement Board of Managers, said in a statement quoted by AP. "The movement of the roof was stopped immediately and stadium authorities were notified."



In 2013, a railing collapsed at the stadium, and two men fell into a tunnel, the AP said, and neither received serious injuries.

According to Shutdown Corner, it's rare to have something fall from stadium roofs, although it's a danger because of the speed at which they open. In the past, a piece of metal fell at Indiana University, landing on seats before the game could start, and in 1994, the Seahawks moved games from the Kingdome after parts of the ceiling fell.

Although a few people posted photos online, the incident was minor enough that it didn't stop the Colts-Bengals game, and it was mentioned mostly by the media.



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A falling bolt from the Colts' stadium roof in Indianapolis hurt three people during a Thursday night preseason game, and although the injuries were minor, it was the second time fans have been hurt at the Lucas Oil Stadium.
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