A German track official was killed at a youth meet when he was struck by a javelin. 74-year old Dieter Strack was accidentally speared in the throat by a 15-year old competitor while officiating the youth track meet. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival due to loss of blood.
In the United State high school students javelin is not a track and field event. In 2007, a French long jumper was injured at a track meet in Rome but survived.