UPDATE: Man dies after fall from Turner Field upper deck

by PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press

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AP Photo / AJC, Curtis Compton

Baseball fans look over a railing at Turner Field near the scene where a man fell 60 feet from the upper deck Monday Aug. 12, 2013. The man fell during Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.

ATLANTA (AP) — Fulton County Medical Examiner's investigators say the man who fell over a railing at an Atlanta baseball didn't have injuries other than those from the fall and that toxicology tests are pending.

In a release Tuesday, officials said 30-year-old Ronald Homer of Conyers, Ga. fell 85 feet to his death at Turner Field on Monday night. Authorities initially said the man had fallen 65 feet.

Police say the fall appears to be an accident. No one was standing near Homer at the time and the incident wasn't recorded on surveillance cameras.

The medical examiner's office said Homer died of blunt force trauma. Toxicology tests on Homer could take up to three weeks.

Homer's relatives said he was a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan.



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