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Bills fan who fell from upper deck barred from stadium

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- It was a startling sight for some football fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday as many watched a man fall from the 300 level onto a fan in the section below.

CBS caught the fall on camera at the beginning of the second quarter.

In a statement, the Bills said, in part:

"Bills staff responded to the incident immediately and were soon joined by emergency personnel. Both individuals were then taken to South Side EMS inside the stadium and both were later transported to a local hospital for further observation."

It was shocking for some witnesses.

"It was almost like he just took a trip and fell all the way down and it was just awful. I feel really bad for him," said witness Dan Zegarelli.

"All of a sudden this guy fell out of the 3 story level on to the 2 story and it was unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like it," said witness Vince Gravino.

"There was a lot of people looking up; we thought there was a fight. We saw Apex running up. As soon as we looked up, everybody’s looking up like what's going on," said witness Ryan Morlock.

People sitting in that section described the scene in detail.

"This guy falling it was like a sack of wet cement falling next to me and this guy he jumped right up and said 'well I’m ok but the guy he landed on they took him away on a stretcher because I think the guy he landed on was more hurt than he was," said Witness Tony Martino.

"Some guy up top said he slid down the railing like he was trying to slide down and then he just fell over," said witness Josh Stanhope.

Stanhope says even with all the security, more should be done to protect fans.

"You don’t really see that every day or at any game but I mean I think something needs to be done about that, put like a net up or just in case or like put a higher railing or like a bar," said Stanhope.

Both the fan who fell and the person who he landed on were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office says charges are likely and pending.

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