A 50-year-old man died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after he was involved in an accident involving a lawn mower at UPS Freight.
Michael Vance sustained multiple traumatic injuries when the commercial lawnmower he was operating overturned and landed on top of him, according to Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn. It’s not known how the accident occurred.
The victim’s coworkers removed the mower before first responders arrived, WKYT reported. The fire department Tuesday said the equipment was a zero-turn mower.
He was transported to the hospital, where he died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Ware Funeral Home in Cynthiana is handling Vance’s funeral arrangements.
First responders were called to the same location in May, when an explosion severely damaged the UPS Freight building and injured two people. The Lexington Fire Department later determined a propane torch likely ignited acetylene released from tanks inside a truck inside the facility.