A Man Died In A Taco Eating Contest. Now His Family Is Suing

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The family of a man who died after participating in a Taco eating contest in August 2019 is suing the event’s organizers, according to The Fresno Bee.

Dana Hutchings, a 41-year-old California man, died after choking during a taco eating contest at a Fresno Grizzlies game at Chukchansi Park, according to The Fresno Bee. The lawsuit against Fresno Sports and Events, the owners of the Fresno Grizzlies, claimed they neglected to make Hutchings aware of the risks of participating in the competition, The Fresno Bee reported. Hutchings had not participated in any amateur eating contests in the past, and choked just minutes after the contest began,the suit claimed. He later died at the hospital, and the coroner’s office confirmed the cause of death was choking, according to The Fresno Bee.

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