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Mystery surrounds death of man in SunTrust Park refrigerator

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COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The more we learn about the death of a man inside a walk-in beer cooler at SunTrust Park, the more additional questions arise.

A spokesperson for the Cobb County Police Department tells CBS46 the man's body was discovered Tuesday afternoon. They say the deceased person is Todd Keeling of White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Keeling was at SunTrust Park installing a new beer tap system he invented called the Draftwell tap system. According to a prior news release, the system is supposed to pour beers in less than half the time of traditional taps.

Keeling was Draftwell's founder and president.  

Something caused him to die while he was finishing the installation alone, but Cobb County police refuse to reveal any details that may point to an explanation.

Rumors are swirling the stadium that Keeling may have been trapped in the cold room and couldn't get out, but refrigeration experts at A-City Discount in Norcross say most beer coolers are equipped with a design to protect against that very problem.

General Manager Hap Schneider demonstrated how the walk-in coolers on his showroom have a glow-in-the dark latch that can be unscrewed from the inside in the event of an accidental entrapment.

We don't know what type of refrigerators they use at SunTrust Park, but with the building being so new, they probably come with the latest safety features.

The Atlanta Braves referred news reporters to Cobb County police for clues about the presumed cause of death, and said the following:

The Atlanta Braves are deeply saddened by the passing of Todd Keeling. We admired the passion he had for both his company and his product.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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