Safety & Security: Emergency Response
Batboy Struck by Batter's Practice Swing Dies
by Emily Attwood August 2015
A 9-year-old bat boy has died after being struck in the head with a bat during a game of the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., on Saturday.
Kaiser Carlile was retrieving a bat after an out during a game between the Liberal Bee Jays and San Diego Waves when he crossed into the path of a batter taking practice swings. Carlile had been wearing a helmet at the time, as required by the NBC.
An umpire who is also a trained paramedic gave first aid until emergency responders arrived and transported Carlile to a local hospital where he died Sunday evening.
“With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken heart, I regretfully inform everyone that Kaiser Carlile passed away earlier this evening," the team said in a statement.
The game between the Bee Jays and Waves continued after the incident, and played again on Sunday despite news of Carlile’s passing.
"No one wrote us a book to tell us how to do this,” said general manager Mike Carlile, a cousin of Kaiser’s. “We’re just dealing with it the best way we know how and that’s to keep coming out and keep honoring Kaiser on the field."
Best Practices Guide Will Define How to Improve High School Security
by Dennis Van Milligen July 2015
The numbers don't lie. More than eight million students participate in interscholastic sports and afterschool programs annually, with approximately 336 million spectators attending those events. Threats, new and old, lurk around each corner, and for every athletics administrator tasked with providing a safe atmosphere for those millions of fans and athletes, the stakes have never been higher.
How to Keep Sports Venue Parking Lots Safe and Secure
by Paul Steinbach July 2015
Bryan Stow called his walker-assisted trek onto the Municipal Stadium field "a little scary." On April 16, Stow underhanded a ceremonial first pitch about 15 feet, to the roar of the San Jose Giants' Opening Night crowd.
Lightning Strikes Father, Daughter at Little League Game
by Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Mpls.-St. Paul) July 2015
Lightning struck a father and his 4-year-old daughter as they attended his son's Little League Baseball game Sunday on the Iron Range, prompting bystanders to administer aid, a league official and authorities said.
Fan Hit by Broken Bat at Fenway Expected to Survive
by The Bismarck Tribune June 2015
A fan hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park is expected to survive after suffering life-threatening injuries during a game between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox.
Middle School Student in Coma After Near-Drowning
by Sandra Tan News Staff Reporter June 2015
According to Buffalo school and district officials, the student was among roughly 40 students from four different schools participating in an annual recycled boat race at the school pool.
15-Year-Old Player Dies After Being Struck by Baseball
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
A 15-year-old baseball player died after being hit by a ball during a game in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Zacharie Schaubhut was pitching in the pick-up game played at Bemidji High School and collapsed after being struck by the ball hit by the batter.
In Texas, High School Gym Becomes Flood Shelter
by Judith McGinnis email@example.com 940-763-7534 May 2015
The evacuation of the Tanglewood neighborhood and some of the city’s east side had agencies busy in efforts to help families affected by the growing threat of flooding. The Wichita River has been expected to crest Friday.
Reds Avoid Bigger Disaster During Smokestack Blaze
by Jay Morrison May 2015
One of the smokestacks in center field began malfunctioning in the top of the sixth inning and ended up catching on fire and burning for nearly 20 minutes before the Cincinnati Fire Department got a ladder truck high enough to extinguish the blaze.
Video: Fan Behind Plate at PNC Park Injured by Foul Tip
by Michael Gaio April 2015
Monday’s Cubs-Pirates game was delayed 23 minutes after a scary incident in the second inning. Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro fouled off a 90-mile-per-hour pitch from Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett and the ball hit a woman standing behind home plate.