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Skater's Death Sparks Helmet Giveaway
Multi-use helmets will be given away at schools, recreational events and fairs
By Planet staff

In response to the skating death of a colleague, fire inspectors in St. Paul, Minn., are starting a free-helmet program.

They are collecting donations to buy multi-use helmets, which they plan to give away at schools, recreational events and summer fairs.

St. Paul fire inspector Carl Comparoni, 53, was skating at the Metrodome last week when he fell backward and hit his head. He was not wearing a helmet. He died Sunday of a brain injury.

Donations to the free-helmet program can be addressed to Carl's Cause Memorial Fund, c/o Western Bank, 663 W. University Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.

For more info, call the St. Paul fire marshal's office at (651) 228-6230.

(posted on March 17, 2006)

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