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Fan Death at Acrisure Stadium Ruled an Accident



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The death of a fan that was killed in a fall at Acrisure Stadium in October is being ruled an accident, police told our news partners at WPXI.

Dalton Keane, a 27-year-old Monaca native died on Oct. 2 when he fell 40 feet from an escalator as he and other fans were exiting Acrisure Stadium near Gate C after the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the New York Jets. Keane was transported by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police told WPXI on Monday that the Allegheny County Medical Examiner has not yet released a cause of the death, but their investigation has ruled it accidental.

Keane, a pipefitter, left behind a two-year-old daughter, Isla, and his family established a GoFundMe fundraiser in her name.

“We are starting this fund to secure a sturdy future for his daughter, Isla, because that is truly the one thing he worked for everyday,” Keane’s brother, Cody Keane wrote. “We greatly appreciate any help for Isla’s future. All donations will be directly deposited into a managed account in Isla’s name.”

“The thing I remember most about Dalton: he was always in a good mood, he was always a happy kid and he enjoyed what he did and going to work,” co-worker Jimmy Harding told WPXI in October.

Keane is believed to be the first fan to die at the stadium in its 21-year history. In 2016, a Baldwin man suffered a head injury in a fight with a Dallas Cowboys fan and later died at his home.

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