Skip to comments.Autopsy: University of Arizona killed in fall while climbing tower on dormitory roof was drunk
Posted on 05/14/2014 12:49:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
TUCSON, Ariz. An autopsy has determined that a University of Arizona student from California was drunk when he fell to his death April 4 while climbing a rooftop tower.
The Arizona Daily Star (http://ow.ly/wQ0s6 ) reports that 19-year-old Michael Evan Anderson of Mission Viejo had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the .08 legal limit for drivers. His death was ruled accidental.
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What a shame.
I was out there last week and sat in the courtyard of a breakfast place as the students went into class.
Oh my did I make a mistake by not going straight to college.
Didn’t see this guy fall, musta been watching the cuties.
I wonder what the legal limit for climbers is. Whatever it is; I'm guessing he was over that one too.
Was it the buildings themselves or just the entirety of the student body and administration? Either way, it will be missed. Now, we just have ASU and NAU. (:
Its too bad someone didn’t warn the Universtiy that they’d had too many.
“Go home University. You’re Drunk.”
Should’ve been doing his homework instead of boozing it up.
Hold our beer and watch this.
Thinking back to my college days, “There, but for the Grace of God....”
sorry for the dead... but i do appreciate the quick wit of so many FReepers..
Very strange. Most universities get loaded during Spring Break and fall off a balcony somewhere in Mexico.
so how far was the fall? is that the right way to ask that question? anyway--did he fall 10 feet? does not seem that high... or is the tower 20 feet from the top of the roof? still, if he landed on the top roof, that is still 10 feet... i guess he could die falling one story, but i am curious...
The fact that his blood alcohol content was “more than twice the legal limit for driving” has absolutely nothing to do with anything. The “legal limit for driving” is arbitrarily low, so that anyone can be determined as drunk if they have any detectable amount of alcohol. This way, they can be charged thousands of dollars in fines and attorneys’ fees to help keep the municipal bureaucracies running. I am certainly not saying that there shouldn’t be some restrictions on alcohol consumption while or prior to driving, I just think that the .08% measure is very close to almost negligible.
Now this university that fell off of a tower was not operating a motor vehicle. He was climbing a tower, which is stupid on its own. He probably would have died anyway, because of the principles of Darwinism, more than having had a couple of beers. He was probably clumsy. I’m sorry he died, especially because they think they can blame it on alcohol.
The parents will probably sue the person(s) that provided the booze to a 19-year-old.
Do you know what Geronimo says when he jumps out of an airplane? MEEEeeeeeeeeeeee
UofA and ASU have always been magents for the corn girls from the midwest.
They may not be that brilliant but they make up for that...
Major in Tanning and Nightclubbing
I see universities haven't gotten any smarter over the years.
My first year in college, I had a buddy on my dorm floor (9’th floor) nicknamed “Jack Daniels” who used to climb out his window and walk the 5-inch ledge over to neighboring windows in order to horse around with people. Didn’t matter if there was snow on the ledge... he did it all the time (well, mainly when drunk).
The Bigger they are the Harder they Fall.
Most of them are from Southern California. Beautiful and stupid as rocks.
Man, a whole university.
That’s gotta be a first.
He certainly did in “Hot Shots” or “Hot Shots: Part Deux”.
U of A has a disproportionate number of good-looking women compared to other schools.
One year the University of Kansas fell into a grain silo.
That was nearly the end of that, but somehow they got out.
1) Get shellacked.
2) Climb to top of high structure.
3) Fall from high structure because your sense of balance isn’t adequte to support a stable crawl, let alone a dangerous climb.
Seems like a logical sequence to me.
This here's Amurrica, my FRiend...
Typical example of being “that guy” in college. Hey, that guy is climbing the roof top tower. Hey I think that guy is drunk. Hey that guy just fell on his head off the roof top tower...uh oh. hey I think that guy is DEAD.
Did the University have a spouse or children? Had it been depressed lately?
I had just finished a year in Vietnam and was discharged from the military in the fall. I enrolled at the U of A for the spring semester and was enthralled watching the blonde, blue-eyed cuties. A few other young men like myself probably got lockjaw with our mouths wide open. Of course, in Southern Arizona the arrival of spring means they wear only what's necessary to class and activities.
I was *ahem* trying to be diplomatic...:^)
The University of Arizona is dead?
Probably has baby campuses around the state, left parentless... so sad.
I didn’t do it. I was in North Dakota.
Drunk and stupid IS a way to go through the roof.
This is why campuses should not have bars. Except on windows.
Too much tequila or not quite enough.
Sounds like undocumented suicide.
Now give that man a Darwin award.
A friend in college climbed to the seventh floor and knocked on his brother’s window.
But of course they were all brain dead. Go M.U.
As someone who’s done a fair amount of climbing and had several falls, you don’t have to fall very far to suffer serious injury. A 10’ fall onto your head is plenty to kill you from head trauma or a broken neck.
In fact, my uncle died 40 years from about a 10’ fall off a scaffold onto his head.
OTOH, a friend of mine was helping move a sheet of plywood on a fourth-story roof and backed off the edge. Landed on his feet. Broke a bunch of bones but eventually (mostly) recovered.
Your poster can’t spell.
Who could have seen that coming
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