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Recreational league player narrowly avoids being crushed by falling HVAC equipment


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Mike Armenti
September 30, 2023  (11:47)
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For those who play rec league hockey, you'll know that risk of injury is actually very low. Still, accidents can happen at any point in time. Case in point, a freak accident at an arena earlier this week nearly cost a rec league player his life.

B/R Open Ice's Jonny Lazarus shared a video this week that was submitted to him via Twitter, in which a falling HVAC system nearly crushed a rec league defenseman as he skated backward into his own defensive zone.
"Just had this video sent to me from last night at Chelsea Piers.

A pretty strong defensive strategy here from the team in white 😂

(In all seriousness, very happy nobody was hurt)

Sent by @mhirsch1414"

Anyone who has been inside of an arena knows how high the vaulted ceilings are. An HVAC system falling from that height could have caused some very serious damage to a human body - even one wearing a helmet and other protective hockey equipment. While nobody was hurt in the incident, it was very, very close to a different outcome.
I'm sure these players are counting their blessings. After all, the last thing anyone is thinking about when playing recreational hockey is falling HVAC systems.
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Recreational league player narrowly avoids being crushed by falling HVAC equipment

Have you ever seen anything like this??

No, that's terrifying3870.4 %
It wasn't even close. Everyone's fine.1018.5 %
Yes, I've actually seen this happen before611.1 %
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