Football fan Dalton Keane died after escalator fall at Steelers-Jets game identified


The football fan who died in Sunday’s game between the Steelers and the Jets has been identified.

Police said Dalton Keane, 27, fell off an escalator inside Pittsburgh’s Acrisur Stadium at 4:45 p.m. The fatal incident occurred shortly after defeating the New York home team 24–20.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office confirmed Keane’s identity to The Post on Monday morning.

Officials said the victim lived in Monaca, Pennsylvania — a small Beaver County borough 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

Police said paramedics provided assistance at the scene and Keane was then taken to a regional hospital in critical condition.

According to the medical examiner, he was declared brought dead at the hospital at 5:10 pm, 25 minutes after the fall.

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The fatality occurred shortly after the Jets defeated the Steelers on Sunday.
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A close relative of Keane said he did not know what caused the fall and was on his way to the morgue when contacted by phone by The Post.

“We are aware of an unfortunate incident that occurred inside Acrisure Stadium today,” Steelers spokesman Bert Lutten said in a statement.

“We are working with the local authorities and helping them in the investigation of the matter. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the guest’s family.”

The incident is being investigated and was the latest tragedy involving escalators in NFL stadiums and football fans.

a man in july escalator fell off the rail Inside the Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field during The Weeknd concert.

Later that month, a woman fell to his death Kenny Chesney from an escalator at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver after the concert.

Nine people were hospitalized last year after an escalator malfunctioned at a Massachusetts train station after a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium. The escalator seemed upside down and was sending a group of people leaning backwards, video shown,

In 2007, eight people were injured At Giants Stadium, including a man who lost part of his leg when the stairs down a crowded escalator suddenly fell in,

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