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Worker Dies at Churchill Downs

September 8, 1999

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ A track worker at Churchill Downs was found dead Wednesday morning after apparently falling from a window.

A Louisville police spokesman said the death was still being investigated, but the 29-year-old Hispanic man may have rolled out of the window while sleeping. The window was about 25 feet above ground.

Police withheld the man’s identity pending notification of family.

A Churchill Downs spokesman said track security found the man about 3 a.m. EDT outside a barn some workers used for sleeping.

Police said the man was an employee of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. It was not immediately known what position he held in Lukas’ stable.

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