Portable Soccer Goal Crushes 10 year Old Boy

A 10 year old male suffered a fatal injury to the head when a soccer goal fell onto him. The victim and 2 friends were playing around and climbing onto the goal. The victim was climbing on the inside netting when his foot became caught approximeately one foot from the ground. While trying to free it, the goal fell forward, landing on his head. The goal was not properly secured, non-official size and no warning labels were attached. Estimated weight: 400 lbs.

Humble, Texas
September 4, 1993

There have been at least 15 deaths associated with movable soccer goals.

Always secure goals in ground.

Never climb on movable goals.

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