- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

GASTONIA, N.C. — 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.

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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