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Teen dies after falling into a hydraulic tree grinder while helping uncle move logs

By Mason White 6:19 PM May 17, 2016
Cody Bronnenberg 

By: Chan Yuan
A teenager lost his life while helping his uncle move logs.

The tragic accident occurred in Indiana, when the teenager stumbled while moving logs before falling into a hydraulic tree grinder.

The Blackford County coroner said that 18-year-old Cody Bronnenberg, was killed on Saturday.

Sheriff Jeff Sones said that Bronnenberg of Yorktown, was working with his uncle who runs a tree service company, when he fell into the grinder.

Emergency workers found the teen in the grinder. They said that he was dead when they arrived about 4:30 p.m.

His grieving aunt Tonya Kirby Evans, opened a GoFundMe page, where she wrote: “Losing your child to a tragic accident is horrible enough. Adding that there is no insurance to cover funeral costs makes matters worse.

“Please help us raise the money to cover these costs. My sister is a single parent, and cannot afford the cost of burying her child.”