Just saw this in another group.
> News report from the
> Evansville Courier and Press:
>> By JIMMY NESBITT Courier & Press staff writer 464-7501 or
>> May 28, 2006
>> A grounds crew supervisor at Holiday World theme park in Santa
>> Claus, Ind., died Saturday afternoon after being pinned underneath
>> a lawn mower he was operating. Eric M. Hempfling, 20, of Birdseye,
>> Ind., was pronounced dead by Spencer County Coroner Bob Dooley. A
>> LifeFlight helicopter was called to the park to meet an ambulance,
>> but by the time it arrived Hempfling had died, Holiday World
>> spokeswoman Paula Werne said. The accident occurred around 1:30
>> p.m. on a lawn outside the east side of the park. Hempfling was
>> working by himself, mowing an area that had some inclines, Werne
>> said. Werne said she could not elaborate because "there weren't any
>> witnesses. We really feel it's not right to speculate on what
>> happened. We're trying to look into what the situation was."
>> Another employee found Hempfling pinned underneath the lawn mower
>> and was able to lift it off of him with help from other employees.
>> Hempfling had worked at Holiday World seasonally for six years. His
>> father also works at the park. "He was here," Werne said. "It was
>> Hempfling attended the University of Southern Indiana and majored
>> in business. Holiday World employees from several departments knew
>> Hempfling and spoke highly of him, Werne said. "He was very well
>> loved. People are just broken hearted." The park will have a
>> private memorial Monday for Hemp-fling before it opens.
> --Dave Althoff, Jr.