A memo warned MLB about low safety railings for fans in 2011

Just six days after a Texas baseball fan fell over a railing to his death in 2011, an insurance broker for Major League Baseball sent the league a sobering memo. BWD Group’s Michael Schmidt wrote that he had just paid a visit to Dodger Stadium and looked for ways a fan could fall over a protective railing to the ground below. “In … Read More

Manchester United unlikely to make netting in front of away fans permanent after PSG fans wrecked it during Champions League last-16 tie

Manchester United are unlikely to make netting a permanent fixture at Old Trafford after Paris Saint-Germain supporters wrecked it during their Champions League first-leg clash. The Premier League club brought in a mesh net for European fixtures in a bid to protect their disabled fans – who sit below the away support – after missiles including coins, urine-filled bottles and umbrellas were hurled … Read More

A look at the ins and outs of netting

Orchard netting is good at keeping things out. Sun is the obvious example. Hail, wind, birds, even codling moth? Nets thwart them all. But nets also keep out beneficial insects that growers want to let in. “We need to make sure we keep some predators in the mix,” said Adrian Marshall, a doctoral candidate in entomology at Washington State University. … Read More

South Carolina Prisons Install Netting to Prevent Contraband

Prison officials in South Carolina say criminals are trying to find new ways to overcome netting that’s being put around facilities to prevent contraband from being thrown over the fences. Corrections Department spokesman Dexter Lee told The State newspaper that agency police think some of those trying to get contraband into prisons are using potato guns to try to get drugs, tobacco … Read More

Contraband smugglers use potato guns after prisons spend millions on netting

After the S.C. Department of Corrections spent more than $8.5 million dollars installing golf course-like netting around higher-security prisons, criminals looking to smuggle contraband into state correctional institutions found a unique way to get over them. The department’s Police Services investigators suspect contraband hustlers have used potato guns to launch banned items such as drugs, tobacco and cell phones over the 50-foot-tall … Read More

South Carolina prisons install netting to prevent contraband

Prison officials in South Carolina say criminals are trying to find new ways to overcome netting that’s being put around facilities to prevent contraband from being thrown over the fences. Corrections Department spokesman Dexter Lee told The State newspaper that agency police think some of those trying to get contraband into prisons are using potato guns to try to get … Read More

US Army creates a drone-netting grenade

As last month’s grounding of flights at Gatwick Airport showed us, drones can cause a lot of problems – and they can even pose a security risk – when they’re flown in the wrong places. Engineers with the US Army are developing a countermeasure, in the form of a drone-netting grenade. The experimental 40-mm grenade was invented by Tomasz Blyskal, Richard Fong … Read More