March 6, 2014

Two women injured after protective netting falls at Garden

Staff Report

Two women were injured when the protective netting fell down into the loge section behind one of the goals following Thursday night's game between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals.

NEHJ's Jesse Connolly reported the news via Twitter.

The women, in their 20s according to Boston Police comments, were removed from the scene on stretchers and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with minor injuries.

Connolly tweeted that the two women were taking pictures in the bottom rows of the section near the glass when the pole that holds the netting upward struck them shortly after the conclusion of the game, at about 9:40 p.m. The cause of the accident is unknown.

WCVB has reported that their injuries are not life-threatening.

National Hockey League arenas were required to install the netting, which is suspended above the glass at each end of the rink, after a fan died when she was hit by a puck in 2002 in Columbus, Ohio.

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