This week, a makeshift dugout that a college baseball player was helping to tear down collapsed and died after being struck in the face.
Angel Mercado, 19, was a center fielder who had just finished his freshman season at Division 2’s Central Penn College. He played in the Summer Recreation League, where games and practices are held in parks in Harrisburg.
The Mercado team’s coach built a makeshift dugout out of wood there on Sunday, but city officials said it wasn’t allowed. Mercado was part of a delegation that was dismantling a building on Monday afternoon when it unexpectedly collapsed and hit him in the face.
Mercado was taken to hospital with a head injury, but died on Tuesday. The Cumberland County coroner’s office ruled the death was an accident.
“There is no crime here,” said city spokesman Matt Maisel. “No charges will be filed against the coach. No charges will be filed against anyone. This is truly a tragedy.”
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/may/26/division-ii-baseball-player-dies-makeshift-dugout-pennsylvania College baseball player dies while dismantling temporary dugout | News University Sports