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Topic - Mark Miller
A 25-year-old fan died after tumbling about 60 feet from a fifth-floor escalator at Reliant Stadium during a preseason Houston Texans game, officials said Friday.
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The bank of elevators in the northeast corner of the stadium where the fall occurred has been closed for inspections and Reliant Park officials are reassessing safety procedures, he said.
The man was traveling down from the fifth floor when he fell to the ground, said Mark Miller, the general manager of SMG-Reliant Park.