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Family: Progressive Field warned of faulty locks before man fell, died

Published: April 21, 2017 11:27 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a concertgoer believed to have fallen five-stories to his death through a garbage chute at Progressive Field alleges the Cleveland Indians had been repeatedly warned about faulty locks and doors leading to trash chutes at the ballpark.

Attorneys for Cory Barron’s family raise those allegations in documents filed this week in their lawsuit against more than a dozen entities, including the Indians and a concert promoter.

Those named in the lawsuit have denied wrongdoing in connection with Barron’s death. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2p2EJKj ) reports an Indians spokesman declined to comment Thursday.

Barron disappeared in July 2014 during a country music concert. A worker at a landfill spotted the body of the 22-year-old Fremont man a few days later after a garbage truck emptied its load.

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