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.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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