Acrisure Stadium

Man Killed in Fall at Pittsburgh Stadium

Man died from injuries suffered in a fall from an escalator inside Acrisure Stadium.   November 2, 2022

By Dan Hounsell, Senior Editor

Local authorities are investigating the recent death of a spectator at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. Minutes after the conclusion of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 24-20 loss to the New York Jets on Oct. 2, paramedics tended to a man who'd fallen from an escalator inside the complex. 

Pittsburgh police and emergency service personnel were alerted just after the game had ended and administered onsite care before transporting the adult male to a local hospital, where he entered in critical condition. The man later died at the hospital from injuries sustained in the fall. 

There is no indication as to what caused the fall from the escalator. Pittsburgh Police's Mobile Crime Unit has since responded to process the scene, the department announced, while its VCU detectives have begun investigating the incident. 

This isn't the first time a major accident has occurred relating to escalators in NFL stadiums. An escalator malfunction at Gillette Stadium in 2021 resulted in nine people being hospitalized, and in August, a woman fell to her death from an escalator after a concert inside Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High

Dan Hounsell is senior editor of the facilities market. He has more than 25 years of experience writing about facilities maintenance, engineering and management. 


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