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Family sued after Californian man dies in tacos competition

FRESNO, CA – The son of a Californian man who choked to death during an amateur taco match at a Minor League baseball game is suing organizers for negligence.

The eighteen-year-old Marshall Hutchings lawsuit filed Monday alleges that his father, Dana Hutchings, was not aware of the risks and dangers associated with the eating competition, Fresno Bee reported.

A 41-year-old man died after choking on tacos while competing in a match during the Fresno Grizzlies game on August 13, 2019, where the participants competed to eat as many tacos during a period of time.

The suit is named Fresno Sports and Events, owner of Grizzlies.

“We will not comment publicly,”

; Grizzlies Chairman Derek Frank said in an email.

Sports expert of competitive eating and getting the body ready to join, said Hutchings attorney Martin Taleisnik.

“But that’s not always the case in amateur eating competitions,” Taleisnik said. “The moderators should notify competitors of the risks and take action to prevent them.”

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