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Linda Cohn Files Suit Against Hockey Arena After A Coin Change Machine Fell On Her

from Dareh Gregorian of the New York Daily News,

An ESPN anchor has filed suit against an upstate hockey arena after a promotional appearance there went bad.

"Listen Closely" host Linda Cohn — a former goalie at SUNY Oswego — was at the Brewster Ice Arena in March to face off against the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack when she says she suffered "severe and disabling injuries" in what the team described as a "freak accident."

The accident took place off ice, when "a heavy, large coin change machine fell upon her," her Manhattan federal court suit says.

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Primis's avatar

OK “coin machine fell on her” kinda’.... yeah, it kinda’ removes a lot of doubt in the situation IMO.

I mean…. how does that happen?  A coin machine falling on a human accidentally?

Posted by Primis on 08/21/14 at 11:42 AM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

I mean…. how does that happen?  A coin machine falling on a human accidentally?

She was trying to get her can of pop out of it.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 08/21/14 at 12:26 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 08/21/14 at 12:41 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

So some kids knock a change machine over on her, cutting her arm, and thats somehow the arena’s fault?

Posted by Hootinani on 08/21/14 at 12:44 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 08/21/14 at 12:41 PM ET

And none of that stinkin’ root beer.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 08/21/14 at 12:58 PM ET

Paul's avatar

The NY Post has a little more, including a photo of the injury.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/21/14 at 01:00 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

“This is what kept me from taking ice w/ @WolfpackAHL today. Some kids playing in arcade knocked over metal machine onto my arm 25 stitches,” she tweeted.

The suit also names Steve Santini and Southeast Sports Complex LLC, which owns the three-rink arena.

omfg!  clearly of course it’s arena negligence… she hit the lottery!

Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 08/21/14 at 01:23 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Couldn’t dodge the falling change machine .......?.........not too good of reflexes for a goalie…...

Posted by Down River Dan on 08/21/14 at 02:02 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

If the machine was improperly installed and posed a safety risk, the installers are liable. If the arena knew and did nothing, they are also liable.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 08/21/14 at 02:46 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 08/21/14 at 02:46 PM ET

Bingo

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 08/21/14 at 04:39 PM ET

awould's avatar

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 08/21/14 at 02:46 PM ET

I just moved into a new house and spent all day anchoring things to the wall so my kids don’t pull them down onto themselves. It’s common sense, I thought. The installers and/or arena are at fault for something they could’ve solved with $5 at Home Depot and 20 minutes of labor.

Posted by awould on 08/21/14 at 10:56 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

What’s worse is pretty much every vending machine has a built in anchor system. It would have been just attaching it.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 08/22/14 at 05:58 PM ET

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