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    Tree worker killed in on-the-job incident in Richfield

    May 17, 2018

    RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — A landscaping company employee is dead after an on-the-job incident in Richfield.

    Authorities say the 51-year-old worker was killed Wednesday by a flying piece of metal from a wood chipper. It happened while another employee with Victory Tree Service was working on the clogged machine.

    The worker who died was identified by family as 51-year-old Bill Pipes, a father of six children.

    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

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