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Victim's family shocked and angry at Turner Field safety measures

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CONYERS, GA (CBS46) -

The deadly incident at Turner Field Monday night has devastated a close knit family in Conyers.

Ronald Homer Jr. fell 65 feet into a back parking lot at Turner field, and was killed.

Homer Jr. was a big man. He was 6'6. , but his family said his big body wasn't what stood out most, it was what he had inside.

"He just had a good heart and good personality. Good boy and hard worker," said the victim's cousin Derick Homer.

And when he wasn't working he was often cheering on his beloved Braves.

"Very big braves fan. Went to several games, always wore his Braves hat," said the victim's father, Ronald Homer Sr.

But they said his love for the Braves was nothing compared to the love he had for his family, particularly his father.

"He wasn't only my son, he was my best friend. He lived with us. We played together, we fished together. We did everything together," said Homer Sr.

And it's that close bond that makes the loss even harder to deal with.

"It's traumatic. It's a big loss. It ain't going to be the same around without him," said Derick Homer.

On top of the emotions, the family is also a little angry because they think it all could have been prevented.

"You have a little rail this big and then somebody who is 6'7. It's something that should have never happened," said Homer Sr.

The family says the rails need to be higher, and because of that they said this issue isn't over.

"This is probably going to end up with a lawyer. Not that we want anything. I just don't want it to happen to another family, and put them through what we're going through," said Homer Sr.

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