Security guard dies overnight at Brookline Country Club


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The club is preparing to host the US Open Championship next week.

Brookline Country Club is one of America’s most historic golf courses. Craig F. Walker/Boston Globe Staff

A security guard has died while working night shifts at Brookline Country Club as preparations ramp up for next week’s US Open Championship.

The guard was a 60-year-old man, the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. His body was found on the country club grounds by colleagues on Wednesday morning.

The man’s name is not immediately released, pending notification from his next of kin.

Evidence at the scene, along with his injuries, suggests he fell from a terrace behind a tent, the statement said. The area had no railings installed. Representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have responded to the Country Club and are opening a workplace safety investigation.

The currently available evidence is “not inconsistent with an accidental fall,” officials said. However, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has accepted the case and will work to determine how the man died.

The man was hired by the US Golf Association, WCVB reported.

Some of the biggest names in professional golf will be heading to the Country Club for the US Open, which is due to begin on June 16. The tournament is one of four major golf championships held each year. It is held in a different location each June. The last time it was held in Massachusetts was in 1988.



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