Fan injured by falling metal bar at TD Garden

This blog has previously written about premises liability claims and how such claims can arise.

Just recently, two young women from Maine were hurt when a metal bar tumbled onto them at the TD Garden causing the women to suffer head injuries and concussions.

According to reports, twenty-one-year-old Sabina Grasso of Cumberland and 20-year-old Anna McDonough of Scarborough were taking pictures along with a third friend during a birthday outing Thursday. The bar that fell on them held up a safety net designed to keep pucks from flying into the crowd.

TD Garden issued a statement Monday blaming the incident on a ‘‘mechanical failure.’’

Initial reports characterized the injuries as minor, but since then, reports indicate that the injuries were in fact severe and may have lasting effects.

McDonough’s father, who’s in charge of criminal investigations for the Maine State Police, told New England Cable News that the women suffered head, neck and back injuries and ‘‘took a hell of an impact.’’

Premises Liability Law:

The rule in Massachusetts is that a possessor of land used for business purposes is obligated to use reasonable care to prevent injury to members of the public while they are on the land for business purposes. This includes injuries caused by the accidental, negligent, or intentional acts of third persons. Restatement (Second) of Torts, sec. 344 (1965).

If you have been injured while attending a sporting event or concert event, call a Massachusetts premises liability lawyer at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. at 781-331-3811 or contact us by email

Premises Liability, products liability

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