Family alleges Progressive Field knew about faulty locks before man fell, died

Family alleges Progressive Field knew about faulty locks before man fell, died
(Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The family of Cory Barron, a concertgoer that died after falling down a garbage chute at Progressive Field, is alleging that the Cleveland Indians were repeatedly warned about faulty and malfunctioning locks and doors that lead to the stadium's trash chutes.

Barron died in July 2014. Police believe he fell down a garbage chute at the baseball stadium during a Jason Aldean concert. His body was spotted by a worker four days later at a landfill in Lorain.

The family's allegations were filed this week in a lawsuit that sues the Indians, the concert promoter, and other entities. According to court documents, the stadium's insurance expert and a door manufacturer warned the baseball team about the faulty doors prior to the incident. Barron's family is seeking at least $150,000 from the defendants.

In 2016, the family made the allegation that the incident was not an accident. Several private investigators hired by the family believe Barron visited a woman in another section during the concert. He then allegedly had an argument with another man.

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