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Date:         Fri, 26 Jul 2002 07:26:12 -0700
Reply-To:     Larry Savell <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:       Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees <[log in to unmask]>
From:         Larry Savell <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: Resources: Family of Montreal boy crushed to death by...
Comments: To: Gil Weber <[log in to unmask]>
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Last year (in Southern California), we had a hard time in NFHS pre-season games to get the goals secured. Generally, things improved once the season began. ...larry savell -----Original Message----- From: Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Gil Weber Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 6:38 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Resources: Family of Montreal boy crushed to death by... soccer ** Reply to message from Andrew Castiglione <[log in to unmask]> on Thu, 25 Jul 2002 21:38:54 -0700 Please note, all referees registered in USSF: The revised ATR, section 1.3, says that the game SHALL NOT BE PLAYED if the goals are not properly secured. It does NOT give the referee ANY latitude in this matter (e.g., "the visiting team travelled two hours to get here, ref. Can't we just play with some soccer bags sitting on the net?"). This is a serious safety matter. The game SHALL NOT be played. Period. End of discussion. Follow the ATR so this does not happen to you! Gil Weber > July 25, 2002 > Family of Montreal boy crushed to death by soccer frame settles for $140,000 > > > MONTREAL (CP) -- The family of a boy who was crushed to death last year by a > soccer goal frame has settled a lawsuit with the city for $140,000. > Shane Diabo of the Kahnawake reserve died last September after an unsecured > soccer frame toppled onto the 14-year-old at a Montreal field. > > A coroner's inquest said the accident could have been prevented. A city > parks employee testified he noticed the 100-kilogram frame was broken before > the accident. A memo about that was ignored. > Diabo's mother, Cathy, said the family accepted the deal to move on and > avoid a court battle that would upset the family. > "If they can make sure the nets can be secured in the future so that this > will never happen to another child, I would be very happy," she told radio > station CJAD. > The family is asking the city to create a trust fund in Shane's name where > money can go to amateur soccer associations and safety measures. >

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