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Fan Dies in Fall From Railing After 'Monday Night Football'

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A fan died after falling at Sports Authority field following the game Monday in Denver. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 05:45 AM

A fan fell off a railing and died at Sports Authority Field shortly after the NFL's "Monday Night Football" game where the Denver Broncos defeated the Houston Texans at home.

Thirty-six-year-old Jason Coy was pronounced dead after falling 30 feet to 50 feet from a railing over a stairwell at the north end of the stadium, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Denver police told the AP that Coy was sitting on the railing when he fell. Witnesses and emergency personnel on scene came to Coy’s aid immediately, and Coy was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

CBS Sports reported that the fall took place at 9:44 p.m. local time, prompting a 911 call from that location. The fall came after the Broncos had won the game 27-9. Initial reports did not indicate which team Coy was there cheering.

Stadium Management Company, which operates the stadium, released a statement before the death had been announced. “Our thoughts are with the injured fan, and we are in the process of learning more about this incident from the Denver Police Department’s investigation,” The Denver Post reported.

Police detectives are in the process of investigating the incident as a non-traffic accident, Denver police spokesman Doug Schepman told The Denver Post.

Fans at Sports Authority Field were also injured by falling in August 2013 and September 2015, with the man in the 2015 incident falling 15 feet.

A November 2013 incident at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, New York, where the Buffalo Bills NFL team plays, involved one fan falling from the upper deck onto another fan below, injuring both fans. The fan who fell was banned from the stadium for “irresponsible behavior,” CBS Sports reported.

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