College baseball player dies after dugout collapse
A 19-year-old college baseball player has suffered traumatic brain injury and died after the wooden dugout collapses on top of him.
A 19-year-old college baseball player for Central Penn College has suffered traumatic brain injury and died after the wooden dugout collapses on top of him.
Angel Mercado-Ocasio was taking down a wooden dugout that had been built without permission in Harrisburg, Pa on Monday when the structure collapsed on top of him.
He was attended at the scene by first responders and was taken to Holy Spirit Hospital in critical condition, passing away late Tuesday.
Central Penn President Linda Fedrizzi-Williams released a statement saying “Our Central Penn College family is devastated by the loss of Angel. As friends who have become family, we are mourning the heart-wrenching loss of one of our own, a promising young athlete who senselessly lost his life while helping others enjoy the sport he loved so much. No words can adequately express our anguish.”
Coach Gerardo Diaz, who was part of the group of coaches and player who were disassembling the dugout said that several of the players, including Mercado-Ocasio, were goofing around when the collapse happened.
The city was recently awarded a $13 million grant to spend on infrastructure in local parks.
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