Family of man who fell to his death at Mile High sues stadium district

Family of man who fell to his death at Mile High sues stadium district

Posted by: DO/Monday, October 30, 2017/Categories: In The News

DENVER - The family of a man who fell to his death at Mile High Stadium last year during a Denver Broncos game has filed a lawsuit naming several defendants, including food and beverage vendors at the game that night. 

Jason Coy, from Miliken, went over a handrail on Oct. 24, 2016 and fell about 60 feet inside the Northeast concourse. The suit claims Coy suffered blunt force injuries to his head, skull, neck and torso.

The 36-year-old's family named Metropolitan Football Stadium District, PDB Enterprises, PDB Sports, Bowlen Sports and Stadium Management Company as defendants in the wrongful death civil suit.

"The stadium contained a defective, unsafe, non-obvious and dangerous condition in a fire escape corridor and staircase on which [Coy] fell to his death," the suit reads. 

Coy's family alleges in the suit that the defendants "breached their duty of care" by "failing to take reasonable affirmative action or measures" to make the fire escape safe.

"If it can be shown that the stadium should have designed those stair steps in a different way to more safely protect patrons, then there's a possibility for recovery in the wrongful death suit. The problem is that so many people have used those same stairs without a problem in the past," said 9NEWS legal analyst Scott Robinson.

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