Hagerstown Ballpark Worker Dies After Fall
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland Occupational Safety and Health officials say they’re investigating the death of a young man who fell from a utility vehicle at a minor-league baseball stadium in Hagerstown.
The Herald-Mail reports Mitchell Akers, 18, of Smithsburg died Wednesday, one day after suffering a head injury at Municipal Stadium.
Akers was a seasonal employee of the Hagerstown Suns, a minor-league affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
Police say he was riding atop some garbage bags in the back of a John Deere Gator. They say he fell when the driver made a left turn in the parking lot.
A MOSH spokeswoman says the agency’s findings will be confidential until the investigation is complete.
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