Teen ‘partially shot’ in wood chipper dies, PA police



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A 17-year-old died after being injured in a wood chipper, according to Pennsylvania officials.

Pennsylvania State Police received a call at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, about a person who was injured while working with a shredderaccording to the ministry’s press release.

Soldiers arrived at the site to find a 17-year-old “seriously injured”, the statement said.

The teenager was working with a tree felling company when his clothes got caught in the commercial shredder and he was “partially pulled,” Lehigh Valley Live reported, citing police and the Lehigh County Coroner.

Rescuers gave the teenager medical treatment at the scene before he was airlifted to a hospital by helicopter, police said. The teenager died of his injuries an hour later.

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office identified the teen as Isiah M. Bedocs of Coplay, and ruled his death accidental, caused by “multiple traumatic injuries,” reported The Morning Call.

Lehigh County is about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Aspen Pflughoeft covers real-time news for McClatchy. She graduated from Minerva University where she studied communications, history and international politics. Previously, she reported for Deseret News.


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