Fan's deadly fall was accidental, police confirm
Police confirmed Tuesday that no foul play was involved in the falling death of a fan during Monday night's Phillies-Braves game at Turner Field.
During a rain delay on Monday night, Ronald Lee Homer Jr. fell from a fourth-level smoking area with a 42-inch railing at Turner Field, plummeting into the parking lot 85 feet below. The medical examiner confirmed Homer Jr. died from injuries sustained from the fall.
The Braves and Phillies held a moment of silence for the 30-year-old -- an avid Braves fan -- prior to Tuesday night's game.
This is the third such incident in Atlanta within the past year, engendering some concern over the effectiveness of the International Building code, the industry standard that stipulates a minimum height requirement of 42 inches for guard rails which serve as protective barriers in open-sided areas like walkways or smoking platforms.