UPDATE, 6:08 P.M. – According to the Richmond County Coroner’s Office, the autopsy that was completed states that the cause of death given by the GBI Medical Examiner is as follows:
2-Dicholoro, 1- trifluoroethane toxicity complicated by a pre-medical condition.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – We now know the cause of death of an employee at the James Brown Arena, who died back in November.
An autopsy report shows coolant inhalation aggravated cardiovascular disease for 66-year-old Rex Broadwater.
You may remember, a concert last year was cancelled due to a freon leak from an HVAC unit.
Broadwater died at the scene around 8:15 p.m.
The General Manager of the Augusta Entertainment Complex, Brian Martin, released the following statement:
As we continue to mourn the passing of our friend and colleague Rex Broadwater, the Augusta Entertainment Complex has thoroughly analyzed and evaluated our operations and have confirmed our facilities are in safe, working order. Since the tragic accident that occurred on November 18th, we have had independent licensed technicians review and inspect the venue’s mechanical room and HVAC equipment and confirm the equipment and facilities are in proper working order. We have hosted multiple events in the venue since the incident and continue to ensure that priority is placed on the safety of our guests, employees, and show personnel.Brian Martin, GM, Augusta Entertainment Complex
Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they become available.