Corrections Officer David Weaver succumbed to injuries sustained nine days earlier when he fell and struck his head at State Correctional Institute Graterford (PA).
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He was supervising inmates in the prison’s outdoor recreation yard when he fell backwards and struck his head on a concrete wall, causing a skull fracture. Officer Weaver was the only officer assigned to the recreation yard at the time. Inmates who witnessed the incident stated that Officer Weaver was attempting to avoid a football that had been thrown in the yard.
Officer Weaver was transported to Paoli Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.
Officer Weaver was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for 13 years. He is survived by his wife.
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