Woodchipper blamed in southern Illinois man's death - KMOV.com

Woodchipper blamed in southern Illinois man's death

MARION, Ill. (AP) -- A coroner says a worker for a southern Illinois tree service died when a piece of the woodchipping machine he was using flew off and hit him.

Coroner Michael Burke says 46-year-old Mark Davis of West Frankfort died Thursday at a Marion hospital shortly after the accident.

Burke says Davis was working for D.S. Tree Service at a Marion home when the accident happened.

The coroner says the investigation is continuing.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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