September 21, 2013 2:21 pm

Man injured in mechanic shop fire dies

The man injured by a fire at a mechanic shop in Westphal, N.S. has died.

Cory McGraw/Global News

HALIFAX – A man who was injured in a car fire at a mechanic shop in Westphal, N.S. has succumbed to his injuries.

Halifax Regional Police say 58-year-old Peter Kempton of Dartmouth died Saturday morning.

Emergency crews were called to 850 Highway 7 Friday afternoon, where they found a vehicle on fire and a man seriously injured.

A friend of the victim told Global News Kempton had been working on the vehicle’s gas tank when the blaze erupted. 

The matter remains under investigation by the RCMP and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.


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