Belleville, Ill (KSDK) -- A man working for a tree trimming service died when he was pulled into a wood chipper in Belleville Friday morning.
Belleville Police say Richard A. Risinger, 54, of Alton, wasworking with a crew in front of a homenear East Main and Michigan when the accident happened about 10 a.m.
Belleville Police Detective Mark Heffernan said Risinger's clothing got caughtcaught on a limb as he was feeding the limb into the wood chipper.The victim was pulled into the wood chipper.Risingerwas pronounced dead on the scene.
Police say Risingerwas part of a crew of five or six who were working on the scene.
Investigators say ithas been ruled an accident, but OSHA is investigating.