Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
Mock Drowning Aids Water Safety Day Effort
by Sara Gold July 2015
Lifeguards dove into the pool to rescue 14-year-old Matt Sorenson from drowning Saturday as about 100 people watched at Mission Viejo's Sierra Recreation Center.
OSHA Investigating Injury at Falcons Stadium Site
by Steve Visser; Staff July 2015
A federal agency is trying to determine if any safety rules were violated after scaffolding at the new Atlanta Falcons stadium construction site fell on a worker, leaving him with a severe head injury.
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.
Doctor: Unsafe Ballparks Can and Should Be Fixed
by Dr. Adam O. Goldstein, Guest Columnist June 2015
At almost every Major and Minor League Baseball game, one person sustains an injury from a flying object. While this may seem like an accident (like the Fenway fan almost killed), serious injuries happen frequently, pose major threats to spectators and are preventable.
Op-Ed: Ban Maple Baseball Bats
by Martin Schram, Times Record News June 2015
Memo to: Rob Manfred, commissioner, Major League Baseball CC: Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; America’s baseball fans; parents and grandparents of America’s youngest baseball fans Mr. Commissioner, you have an urgent decision to make.
'Baseball Rule' Shields Red Sox in Broken Bat Injury Case
by Maureen Mullen, @MaureenaMullen, Special for USA TODAY Sports June 2015
As Tonya Carpenter continues recovering from injuries suffered at Fenway Park, a legal expert in venue safety said a century-old legal principle would make it difficult for her to hold the Boston Red Sox or Major League Baseball liable.
Should MLB Extend Netting from Dugout to Dugout?
by Maureen Mullen, USA TODAY Sports June 2015
As a fan injured by a broken bat continues her recovery, Brett Lawrie -- whose shattered lumber flew into the Fenway Park stands Friday -- and others continued the routine of playing games while pondering changes that might be necessary to prevent further incidents and injuries.
The AB Extra: June 5
by Laura Godlewski June 2015
This week's AB Extra features a mishap at the French Open, information on how to get a one-of-a-kind urinal autographed by Barry Sanders, and a unique park that opens in Chicago this weekend.
Notre Dame: Fatal Fall from Arena Roof an Accident
by Margaret Fosmoe South Bend Tribune June 2015
The University of Notre Dame has completed its investigation of senior Billy Meckling's deadly fall May 16 from the roof of the Joyce Center.
Fans Stuck at Toyota Center After Flooding in Houston
by Laura Godlewski May 2015
Approximately 500 Houston Rockets fans were stuck in the Toyota Center after Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals due to heavy rain and flooding around the Houston area.