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Two women injured by protective net after Bruins game

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Two women were injured at TD Garden following Thursday night’s Bruins game when a pole supporting the safety netting fell from the ceiling.

The netting meant to protect the crowd from flying hockey pucks fell after the game. Police believe the netting and the metal pole that supports it both fell as the netting was going up.

It is believed that women's injuries were caused by the pole. After the game, the net was being raised to the rafters when the pole attached came loose.

One of the women said she and her friend had stopped to take a picture on their way out, and that's when the accident happened.

That woman was knocked unconscious when she was hit, suffering a concussion, cuts and bruises.

EMTs took the two women to Mass. General Hospital to be evaluated; there's no word on how serious the injuries are.

Police responded to the 911 call around 9:45 p.m., just 15 minutes after the hockey game ended.

Basketball fans at TD Garden for the Celtics game Friday night said they find a mishap like this one surprising.

“I wouldn’t expect it certainly. Not at a professional arena like that," one fan said.

Because there was so much noise in the Garden, fans didn't hear anything. All they could see was the netting down and two people hurt.

Officials from TD Garden released a statement on Friday, saying that "our immediate concern is the well-being of these two fans. Safety of our fans is our top priority and we are investigating the incident."
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