A spectator who died at Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets at Acrisure Stadium has been identified as Dalton Keane.
Dalton Keane, 27, fell from an escalator inside Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh at 4:45 p.m., police said.
The fatal incident happened shortly after New York had defeated the home team 24-20.
Paramedics had rendered aid on the scene and then rushed Keane to an area hospital in critical condition, police said.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:10 p.m., 25 minutes after he fell, according to the medical examiner.
Who was Dalton Keane?
Dalton Keane was a pipefitter at McCarl’s, an industrial service provider located in Beaver County.
In a statement, McCarl’s CEO Ken Burk said that Keane had worked at the company since 2014 and that everyone at McCarl’s was “shocked and saddened” to learn about his death.
“He joined McCarl’s in 2014 and was highly regarded by our employees,” Burk said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
A loving father and devoted son. Dalton Keane is being remembered following his tragic death at Acrisure Stadium.
— Nicole Ford (@NicoleFordTV) October 3, 2022
Keane, of the Monaca area, went to Central Valley High School in Center Township, according to Zachary Smith, a local sports podcaster who attended school with Keane.
I’m heartbroken right now. Second son and brother this family has lost. I graduated high school with Dalton. Their house was the go-to bonfire house. RIP my brother. https://t.co/TCC6oLmjnb
— Zachary Smith (@ZacharySmithPGH) October 3, 2022
Smith said he became friends with Keane after Monaca and Center merged high schools to become Central Valley in 2009. He said Keane helped him with the transition, and that the Keane family became the “go-to spot” for bonfires during the fall.
“Dalton was one of those guys who just fit in with any crowd,” Smith said. “I didn’t know a single person who had any issues with Dalton.”
He said he last saw Keane a few months ago outside a Walmart store. Smith described Keane as a hard worker and said he embraced his new role as a father.
According to an obituary from Beaver’s Noll Funeral Home, Dalton Keane’s older brother Devin Michael Keane, 31, died unexpectedly in December.