Man Accidentally Lights Self on Fire: Coroner

Friday, Dec 20, 2013  |  Updated 9:17 AM EDT
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Man Accidentally Lights Self on Fire: Coroner

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Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man died after he caught on fire while filling a cigarette lighter.

The Fayette County coroner's office says the Leisenring resident was connected to an oxygen apparatus at the time of the 11:30 a.m. Thursday accident in Dunbar Township.

Corner Phillip Reilly said a flash burn injured the man's face and upper body, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports the name of the victim, who was in his early 60s, has not been released.

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Reilly said the man's health will be among possible contributing factors in his office's investigation of an official cause of death.

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