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27-year-old man dies after falling at Acrisure Stadium

27-year-old man dies after falling at Acrisure Stadium
27-year-old man dies after falling at Acrisure Stadium 00:20

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man died after falling at Acrisure Stadium during Sunday's Steelers-Jets game, according to police.

The fall occurred near an escalator by Gate C of the stadium and the victim fell an estimated 40 feet, sources told KDKA.

Paramedics administered care on the scene and transported him in critical condition to a local hospital, but he later passed from his injuries, per a statement from police. It is still unclear how he fell.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 27-year-old Dalton Keane of Monaca. 

His family is devastated. Keane's younger sister, Savannah, said he was at the game with coworkers.

"Dalton was an amazing man & and even better son, brother, dad, & uncle," she said in a statement. "He had a heart bigger than a thousand suns & his passion to protect his family & everyone he loved was other worldly. His daughter lit up his entire world."

For the past year, John Thomas lived across the street from Keane.

"A good neighbor, friendly," Thomas said. "A very friendly person, a very friendly person. The type of guy that you would like to have as your neighbor. It's just tragic."

Man who fell to death from Acrisure Stadium escalator remembered for big heart 02:44

While police investigate, a spokesman for the Steelers said they will not release any more information until they are finished with their internal investigation.

Keane was a member of Steamfitters Local 449 and worked as a pipefitter at McCarl's, an industrial piping company in Beaver County.

"We are shocked and saddened to hear about dalton's accident on Sunday," CEO Ken Burk said. "He joined McCarl's in 2014 and was highly regarded by our employees. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," Burk told KDKA-TV.

Keane's family is now planning his funeral. 

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