Crew Member Dies after Fall in San Antonio’s AT&T Center

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SAN ANTONIO — Thomas Dean Williams, 44, died April 5 after falling between 70 and 100 feet, according to local news reports. Williams was working on the venue’s concert lighting rig at the time and fell to the stage, where others were working. No other injuries were reported. The accident happened about 2 am Friday after a Romeo Santos concert took place at the venue Thursday night.

Paul Berry, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, told local news media that while Williams had been wearing a safety harness at the time, he had temporarily disconnected it and was attempting to reconnect the harness when he slipped and fell from a center beam. Williams had been hired as a contract worker by Live Nation, according to reports.

OSHA inspectors visited the facility. Although the accident is still under investigation, a San Antonio Rampage hockey game scheduled for later on April 5 was allowed to proceed as planned.