Goodman family wins tent collapse settlement

Al Goodman

The family of a Waterloo man killed at Kilroy’s Sports Bar in downtown St. Louis following a 2012 Cardinals game has reached a $548,000 settlement with the company that leased and installed a tent that collapsed on him during a storm, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last week.

Al Goodman, 58, a retired ironworker, suffered fatal head and neck injuries when wind gusts estimated at up to 50 miles per hour lifted the tent from its moorings on April 28, 2012.

He was the only fatality, but about 100 people were treated at the scene for various injuries and 16 were sent to hospitals, resulting in several lawsuits.

Goodman had gone to the bar, located just south of Busch Stadium at 720 S. Seventh Street, after watching a Cardinals game.

The wrongful-death lawsuit, filed on behalf of his wife, Michelle Goodman, claimed Sun Rental Inc., of Bridgeton, Mo., erred in installing and inspecting the tent. Half of the settlement amount will go to the wife and the rest will be divided among his three children, according to the terms of the agreement.

The family has also sued Kilroy’s for negligence. That claim is pending.

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