Man Dead in Wood Chipper Accident

A Gogebic County man is dead, and another is in the hospital, after a wood chipper accident in Ironwood.

City Public Safety officials say it happened just before 6pm Central time last night.

The men were on Trail #2 between Lake Street and Luxmore Street clearing brush with the wood chipper.

Police aren’t saying what happened, what the men’s names are or what injuries the man who survived has.

But they say a 39-year-old man from Bessemer died.

And a 25-year-old man from Ironwood is at Grand View Hospital.

Investigators from MIOSHA — the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration — were there earlier today to look into the accident.

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