MLB TV Worker Dies At Turner Field

Atlanta, GA — An MLB TV worker died last night before the game between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves.

The deceased MLB TV crew member, Reuben Porras, 61, was carrying some equipment outside the visitors’ locker room when he collapsed

Nationals training staff led by head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz rushed to his aid: “Kuntz immediately sprung into action, grabbing the automated external defibrillator in the training room and administering CPR to the man, who was not breathing. Kuntz and training assistant John Hsu revived the man and attended to him until paramedics arrived.”

According to reports, the MLB TV worker who was based in the Atlanta area tragically died of an apparent heart attack at the hospital in the intensive care unit.

The MLB Network has yet to post a press release on its website in relation to the passing of Reuben Porras.

The leading cause of deaths worldwide is heart disease. About one million Americans unfortunately suffer a heart attack ever year, and it is the leading killer of booth men and women in this country. A heart attack, or myocardial infarction causes permanent damage to the heart muscle. According to WebMD, “‘Myo’ means muscle, ‘cardial’ refers to the heart, and ‘infarction’ means death of tissue due to lack of blood supply.”

Symptoms can include discomfort in the chest, choking, dizziness or nausea, shortness of breath, or irregular heartbeat.

Coronary heart disease often results in a heart attack. This is a condition involving a plaque buildup in the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart.

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