Unbelievable sequence of events led to man's mower death

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  1. Colin1

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    Jeezuz, what a freaky accident, poor old bugger, he didn't deserve to go like that

    The Daily Telegraph Friday 15 January 2010

    A war veteran died after accidentally setting himself on fire in an 'almost unbelievable' sequence of events. William Baines, 89, had been filling his petrol lawnmower when he was engulfed in flames last June.

    An inquest in Stockport, Cheshire, heard that a box of matches, which he kept for lighting candles at church, had probably fallen out of his pocket as he bent down to start the mower. The great-grandfather then stood on them, the friction lighting the matches and igniting the petrol vapours and fuel on his clothes. When he rushed in a panic into the passageway where he kept the mower, he stepped into petrol spilled while filling it which fed the fire, engulfing Mr Baines.

    Coroner John Pollard ruled his death was accidental, adding: "There appears to be a strange and almost unbelievable sequence of events. Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction and this is one of those occasions".
     
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    What a horrible way to go. :(
     
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    That is sooo not fair!! :( :salute:
     
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    Something out of a horror movie...

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    Incredible!
     
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    Not nice at all. This was on the local news at the time, as Stockport is only a few miles from where I live.
     
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    :salute: Horrible way to go.
     
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    Poor man!! :salute:
     
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    Aim......FIRE!! :salute:
     
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    What a tragic and wasteful end for a veteran! :salute:
     
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    Poor bugger..! :salute:
     
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    That's the sort of thing I'd wish only on a politician...

    God rest his soul [​IMG]
     
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    So sad and his poor family.

    :salute: :salute:
     
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    :(... so not fair!!

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