Man killed in tree grinding machine

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who was cutting down trees in an Albany suburb has died after he became entangled in a tree grinding machine.

Police in Guilderland say the 23-year-old local man had been removing large trees Wednesday afternoon in front of a home when fell into a wood chipper.

Rescue personnel pronounced him dead at the scene. His name hasn't been released.

Countryside Tree Care had been removing trees at the property.

David Bowers, an employee of Capital Crane, which subcontracted for the project, tells the Albany Times Union it was the man's first day on the job.

The newspaper says the victim had a Schenectady address.

Countryside Tree's owner, Tony Watson, didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

Police are investigating.

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