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11 injured in escalator malfunction at American Family Field

Postgame escalator malfunction sends 6 to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

American Family Field
American Family Field in 2022. Evan Casey/WPR

Eleven people were injured Saturday at American Family Field after an escalator malfunction following the Milwaukee Brewers game against the Chicago Cubs.

Six people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and five more were treated for injuries at the ballpark, according to a statement from the Brewers

The team says an escalator carrying fans from the terrace to the lodge level after the contest malfunctioned, causing an “increased downward speed.”

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“Our onsite physician and EMS were on the scene immediately, and we are appreciative of their quick response,” the Brewers’ statement reads.

The malfunction happened following the Brewers’ 5-3 loss to the Cubs.