A Manitoba family is attempting to sue the Rural Municipality of Whitehead.
The pending lawsuit stems from an incident May 14th, when it was alleged Douglas Burnett fell into a burn pit at the Alexander landfill while unloading trash.
Burnett suffered severe burns to most of his body.
The claim also says he survived but later died of unrelated causes October 7th; his family is still pursuing the lawsuit.
They are seeking compensation for damages, loss of income, and alleged negligence.
The reeve of the RM declined to comment.