Man dies of injuries sustained after picking up explosive device in yard

Man dies of injuries sustained after picking up explosive device in yard

Man dies of injuries sustained after picking up explosive device in yard

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by Associated press

KMOV.com

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 30 at 9:44 AM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis man has died from injuries suffered when he picked up an explosive device in his yard earlier this month.

Authorities say 51-year-old Michael Keen of St. Charles was doing yard work on the afternoon of July 5 when he found a mortar shell. He picked it up and it blew off part of his hand and caused several other injuries, including internal injuries.

Keen died Monday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Police don’t know what the device was doing in Keen’s yard. An investigation continues.a

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