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Chargers' game-day staff worker dies after fall

October 20, 2009 | 10:30 am

Daniels_walt A worker who fell out of the press box at Qualcomm Stadium on Monday has died from his injuries.

Walt Daniels, who worked as part of the San Diego Chargers' game-day staff for more than 20 years, died after falling 25-30 feet from the press box prior to Monday's game between the Chargers and the Denver Broncos. Witnesses said he sustained massive head injuries before being transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.

Daniels, 66, died at 2:30 a.m. this morning. It is unclear why he fell out of the press box.

The Chargers released a brief statement expressing the team's condolences over Daniels' death: "The San Diego Chargers' family is greatly sadden by the loss of Walt Daniels. Walt loved the team and loved working in the press box on game days for more than 20 years. Our prayers are with his family and friends during this most difficult time."

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Walt Daniels. Credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Chargers