MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities have identified the man killed in a landscaping accident earlier this week.

According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, 52-year-old William Charles Pipes died of blunt force head and neck injuries sustained in a “wood chipper mishap.”

richfield landscaping accident Authorities ID Man Killed In Wood Chipper Mishap

(credit: CBS)

Police responded to the 7000 block of James Avenue South just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, where they found a man dead lying next to a wood chipper. Witnesses said there was an accident involving a tree trimmer.

Police are investigating Pipes’ death.

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