Fan dies after fall at Phillies-Braves game

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Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - An unidentified man reportedly fell to his death from the upper deck of Atlanta's Turner Field during Monday's game between the Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the victim fell over a railing and plummeted at least 30 feet onto a concrete walkway outside the stadium shortly after the start of the game, which was delayed for more than 1 1/2 hours due to rain. He was immediately transported to an area hospital around 9 p.m. (ET).

Further details were not yet available.

The fatality is the second at Turner Field, which opened in 1996 for that year's Summer Olympics. A 25-year-old man fell 150 feet to his death from the upper deck concourse behind home plate in May of 2008.

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