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Two men injured at Fort Worth Topgolf after falling from second floor during fight

The Topgolf in Fort Worth was shut down Friday night after two men got into a fight and fell from the second-floor deck of the building.

Authorities said the two men were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Topgolf released a statement Friday saying the facility was shut down for the remainder of the night due to the incident.

“We are relieved it appears that the guests are expected to be ok. This was not a trip-and-fall situation; there was rough-housing that took place, which is a violation of our posted safety rules. We have closed the venue for the evening as the safety of our guests and associates remains our top priority.”

A video taken by a customer and posted on Twitter shows the chaotic moments after the men fell onto the ground level.

Andrew Martinez said he and his friends were just starting a game of golf from the driving range deck on the third floor when staff members told them to stop.

“The employees come up and tell us to move away from the scene, and we were able to get a peek over and saw that someone had fell,” he said.

Martinez said he talked with a man who was also golfing at the time who told him the two men were there for a bachelor party and had gotten into a fight. Their brawl sent them over the protective net and down onto the grass below.

Although the facility was closed for the rest of the night, customers who were there at the time were given vouchers.

This isn’t the first time someone has fallen from an upper deck at Topgolf.

A man fell from one of the platforms and onto the protective netting at the Fort Worth location in May.

In 2013, an Abilene man filed a federal lawsuit against Topgolf at Park Lane in Dallas after he fell from the second level and sustained injuries. The lawsuit claims the net below failed to protect him.

by Claire Ballor

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