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Forum staff reports, Published August 12 2013

Man dies after fall at Atlanta's Turner Field Monday night

ATLANTA — A man died Monday night after falling at least 30 feet from an upper deck at Turner Field, landing outside of the stadium.

The man, whose name was not released, was transported to the hospital, where he later died, Atlanta police said. Investigators remained at the scene late Monday.

Details surrounding the man’s fall were not immediately available. A spokeswoman for the Braves referred questions to police.

The start of Monday night’s game vs. the Phillies was delayed due to rain, and the game had started just prior to the man’s fall.

The death is believed to be the second fatal fall at the stadium.

In May 2008, a spectator died after falling 150 feet inside Turner Field. Justin Hayes, 25, fell from the upper deck concourse to the field level concourse behind home plate.