Indiana teenager dies when he stumbles into stump grinder

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Posted: May 16, 2016 12:51 PM

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a central Indiana teenager was killed when he apparently stumbled while moving logs and fell into a hydraulic stump grinder.

The Blackford County coroner says 18-year-old Cody Bronnenberg was killed Saturday on a rural property near Hartford City, 80 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Sheriff Jeff Sones tells The (Muncie) Star Press (http://tspne.ws/1qlRD2y ) that Bronnenberg, of Yorktown, was working with his uncle, who runs a tree service company.

The sheriff says emergency crews found the teen tangled in the stump grinder and that he was dead when they arrived.

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This story has been corrected to show that Hartford City is northeast of Indianapolis, not northwest.

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Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com