Worker killed in chipper incident

A chipper operator died on the job after an incident on April 27, 2020, in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Tanner M. Perry, 25, of Dennison, Ohio, was working with a tree-service company chipping tree limbs when something caused the machine to malfunction. Emergency services received a call reporting that a chipper had “exploded” and one person was badly hurt.

Perry was reported to have been barely breathing and had a severe facial injury, with his whole mouth injured.

Firefighters took Perry to Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover, but he did not survive his injuries, according to a report in The Times-Reporter.

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