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Agency: Several Qualcomm Stadium Boxes Unsafe

A state safety agency investigating the fatal fall of a San Diego Chargers employee says more than a dozen viewing boxes at Qualcomm Stadium are unsafe and need protective barriers.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health sent the safety report to the city and the Chargers. It was obtained by KGTV/Channel 10 in San Diego.

The agency was investigating the Oct. 19 fall of 66-year-old Walt Daniels, who fell more than 20 feet from a coaches booth in the press box to stadium seats below. He died at a hospital the next day.

The report says Daniels had been delivering programs when he stumbled on some stairs, fell down the stairwell, hit a chair and slid off a table through the opening.

The city attorney's office says it's reviewing the report.

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