HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A riding lawnmower being used by a longtime groundskeeper at a Pennsylvania university has caught fire, killing the groundskeeper.
Millersville University President John Anderson says in an email to faculty and students the worker died Wednesday. He says 60-year-old Michael Keefer was riding on the lawnmower near the university’s stadium when the fire broke out.READ MORE: Penn-Trafford Football Player Asks For Donations For Each Tackle This Season To Raise Money For Police Department
Keefer was taken to a hospital and died that night.
The Lehigh County coroner’s office on Thursday said cause of Keefer’s death was thermal injuries and the death was an accident.SUV Of Ohio Mom Stephanie Van Nguyen And 2 Kids Missing Since 2002 Pulled From River
A university spokeswoman tells LNP it’s unclear what caused the fire.
The university and the state fire marshal are investigating.
Keefer had worked at the university since 1990.MORE NEWS: Peters Township Native Part Of NASA's Lucy Mission, Visiting 8 Asteroids
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