Teen killed after getting pulled into wood chipper his first day on job

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GASTONIA, N.C. – A teen has died after getting pulled into a wood chipper his first day on the job.

According to ABC-7, 19-year-old Mason Scott Cox tried to kick a tree limb into the chipper when the accident happened.

The business owner and other workers were there and noticed the machine was having trouble.

By the time owner Jon Crawford realized what was happening and hit the kill switch, it was too late.

Cox’s colleagues started running around in shock and Crawford suffered a heart attack.

Authorities said Cox died at the scene.

OSHA is investigating the incident.

Officers said the teen’s death has been ruled an accident and no foul play was suspected.