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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Fan who fell in fair condition

Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A 24-year-old man is in fair condition at a Dallas hospital four days after he fell 21 feet from a stairwell while leaving a game at Rangers Ballpark.

Charles Thomas Conner of San Antonio was knocked unconscious by the fall onto a concrete floor underneath the stands Saturday night when the Rangers were playing the Los Angeles Angels.

Sandra Minatra of Methodist Dallas Medical Center provided the update on the fan Wednesday.

The incident happened nearly two months after Brownwood firefighter Shannon Stone died after tumbling out of first-row seats and about 20 feet to concrete behind the left-field wall when he reached out to catch a baseball tossed his way.