Suburban man dies after falling from catwalk at Aragon Ballroom

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CHICAGO — A Suburban man who entered a restricted area to get a better view of a concert at the Aragon Ballroom died after falling from a catwalk.

It happened Friday night while the local band Chevelle was performing. The group didn’t even know the accident happened until police forced them to stop playing.

24-year-old Kyle Kirchoff from Hanover Park reportedly stepped off the catwalk onto a plastered area, which gave way.

Kirchoff fell onto an organ and was impaled by its metal pipes.

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  • Ed Murrow

    The poor fellow was NOT impaled by organ pipes — he broke his neck in the fall, and landed next to the organ console. Next time, check out your facts. . .

    • HRGuy

      Ed Murrow: I was surprised by your facts that he broke his neck and landed next to the organ console. News agencies are still reporting that he sustained puncture injuries to his chest. You’re right about fact checking: there is misinformation around this story.

  • Mary Palmese

    It was sad to hear of this young man’s life cut short at the age of 24. But I have to ask myself why he would have entered a “restricted” area in the first place. He was 24. An adult who knew right from wrong. There are reasons why we are “restricted” in life. Some of them could save your life. I hope people will learn from this and obey any given rules, regulations, or restrictions. They are there for a reason.

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