NC man killed after being pulled into wood chipper

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GASTONIA, NC (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Gastonia man was killed after he was pulled into a wood chipper.

Officials tell local media outlets that Crawford Tree Service of Belmont was cutting down trees in a yard on Saturday. They say Mason Scott Cox tried to kick a limb into a wood chipper and got pulled in.

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Kings Mountain Police say Cox was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers say they’ve determined the death was accidental and that no foul play was involved.

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