Wood chipper accident kills 1 worker, injures another
County police say a man who was injured during an industrial accident in the Sharpley community last week has died.
It happened around 10:10 a.m. last Thursday on the 600 block of Halstead Road, where police say two men were conducting tree work for Rick's Tree Service when a cable used for tree destruction was caught in a wood chipper and struck both workers.
One of the workers, 60-year-old Luis Benjamin Sanchez, whose last known address is in Upper Darby, Pa., succumbed to significant injuries throughout his body after being transported to Christiana Hospital.
A 47-year-old man injured during the incident is listed in stable condition at the hospital, where he's also recovering from his injuries.
A compliance officer from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was called to the scene.
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