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Old 04-07-2021, 7:34am   #1
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Default man collapsed minutes into eating contest at Fresno Grizzlies ballpark

thus... a lawsuit.

Family Sues After Man Dies in Taco-Eating Contest; California man collapsed minutes into contest at Fresno Grizzlies ballpark

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A teenager whose father died in a taco-eating contest is taking the owners of the Fresno Grizzlies to court. A lawsuit filed Monday by 18-year-old Marshall Hutchings alleges that organizers didn't properly inform participants of the risks of the Aug. 13, 2019 contest at Chukchansi Park, home of the minor league baseball team, the Fresno Bee reports. Dana Hutchings, 41, collapsed several minutes into the contest and the coroner determined that he had choked to death on tacos. Martin Taleisnik, Marshall Hutchings' attorney, says professional competitive eaters train before events, but organizers failed to fully inform Dana Hutchings of the risks to amateur eaters. "The conductors of this event should have made the risks known to the competitors and taken steps to protect them," he says.








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Old 04-07-2021, 8:08am   #2
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Yes, ones stupidity is always someone else's fault.
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Personally I think eating contests are on the same level as those idiots that eat tide pods. I was the coroner/medical examiner on that death I would have put down suicide as the cause of death!
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If he only listened to Fauci and wore three masks, he'd still be alive today.
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Fake news, he died of Covid-taco
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Dumbass killed himself eating tacos...
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People who file frivolous lawsuits ought to be subject to mandatory jail time.
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professional competitive eaters train before events, but organizers failed to fully inform Dana Hutchings of the risks to amateur eaters. "The conductors of this event should have made the risks known to the competitors and taken steps to protect them,"
You have GOT to be kidding...

People this ignorant should be euthanized. Sometimes, though, nature handles this for us.

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I think the most tacos I ever ate in one sitting was 14. Guaranteed that wasn't done in 2 minutes though... Love me some tacos!
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Taco-vid death
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I didn't see how many tacos he ate, but what ya want to bet it was #19 that did him in? :Willy:
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In honor of his place in the dumbass hall of fame.. I had tacos last night...
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" professional eaters " if you are alive you are a professional eater. You eat to live right?
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You have GOT to be kidding...

People this ignorant should be euthanized. Sometimes, though, nature handles this for us.

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How did no one there not know the Heimlich maneuver ? Choked to death ? Just like track days, events should provide adequate medical personnel.
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" professional eaters " if you are alive you are a professional eater. You eat to live right?
What? I am an amateur golfer, because no one pays me to play golf. Professional golfers get paid to play golf. I am an amateur guitar player, because nobody pays me to play. Professional guitar players get paid to play. No one pays me to eat, so I am amateur. Those who get paid to eat would be professional eaters.

FWIW: I can't imagine how dumb the entrants and/or the organizers have to be to NOT see someone choking on the food in an eating contest as the #1 risk to such an endeavor, so if they really didn't have any medical personnel on hand at all, I can see the plaintiff making a case here. But the whole story doesn't ring very true to me. It takes a few minutes to choke to death, and I would think you wouldn't be continuing to shove food into your mouth if you couldn't breath. So what happened when the guy stopped eating in the middle of the contest? Did the organizers and spectators just shrug, and say "I guess he isn't very hungry."?

But the heights of human stupidity have always amazed me. I can see the possibility that our intrepid wanna be professional maybe knew he couldn't breathe, but just kept shoving tacos in his mouth anyway until he passed out. Once passed out, he may have only had a minute or so to live, and clearing a fully packed mouth/throat/esophagus in a limp unconscious person is probably extremely difficult.
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What? I am an amateur golfer, because no one pays me to play golf. Professional golfers get paid to play golf. I am an amateur guitar player, because nobody pays me to play. Professional guitar players get paid to play. No one pays me to eat, so I am amateur. Those who get paid to eat would be professional eaters.

FWIW: I can't imagine how dumb the entrants and/or the organizers have to be to NOT see someone choking on the food in an eating contest as the #1 risk to such an endeavor, so if they really didn't have any medical personnel on hand at all, I can see the plaintiff making a case here. But the whole story doesn't ring very true to me. It takes a few minutes to choke to death, and I would think you wouldn't be continuing to shove food into your mouth if you couldn't breath. So what happened when the guy stopped eating in the middle of the contest? Did the organizers and spectators just shrug, and say "I guess he isn't very hungry."?

But the heights of human stupidity have always amazed me. I can see the possibility that our intrepid wanna be professional maybe knew he couldn't breathe, but just kept shoving tacos in his mouth anyway until he passed out. Once passed out, he may have only had a minute or so to live, and clearing a fully packed mouth/throat/esophagus in a limp unconscious person is probably extremely difficult.
Professionals do something for a living. You eat to live right?
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Old 04-08-2021, 2:22pm   #18
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Stupid is as stupid does. Glad to see some more thinning of the heard though.
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