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