Security guard dies after falling from structure built for golf’s US Open

Security guard dies after fall at Brookline Country Club

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A security guard has died after falling at a Massachusetts country club that will host the US Open golf tournament.

The worker, who has not been publicly identified, was a US Golf Association contractor and was working on a structure at Brookline Country Club overnight when he fell 10 to 12 feet, authorities said. by NBC Boston.

Colleagues found the 60-year-old’s body the next morning, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey’s office said, according to the boston globe

“Initial information indicates he was working overnight at the site. Injuries and evidence at the scene suggest he may have fallen from a terrace behind a tent which had no guardrails. OSHA responded to the scene to initiate a workplace safety investigation,” the prosecutor’s office continued.

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He added that the evidence he has so far shows that the fall was an accident and that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will rule on the cause of death at a later date, the boston globe reports.

The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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“The USGA is terribly saddened by what happened at our championship site overnight. This is an active investigation and we are working closely with local authorities to determine what happened. past,” the USGA told PEOPLE in a statement.

The Country Club also tells PEOPLE that it “is deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred earlier today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the individual and his family.”

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The US Open golf tournament is scheduled for June 16-19.

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