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Accident: 202317285 - Owner Of A Baseball Batting Range Is Killed By A Batted Ball

Accident: 202317285 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 08/28/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30470837308/31/20017999Batter'S Choice, Inc.
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on August 28, 2001, the owner of a baseball batting range was working on a ball machine. At the time of the accident, a customer two batting cages away was hitting baseballs. One of the baseballs passed through a hole in the protective netting material and struck the owner in the lower back area. This caused his spleen to rupture and the owner died from his injuries.
Keywords: spleen, rupture, back, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304708373 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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