Woman’s leg severed in Cheatham County wood chipper accident

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CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities say a woman’s leg was severed in an accident involving a wood chipper Monday morning in Cheatham County.

Multiple agencies responded around 8:30 a.m. to Spencer Lane in reference to the incident involving a woman working with a tree trimming crew.

According to Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove, the victim had her leg amputated when a rope got caught in a chipper and wrapped around her leg, severing it.

Cheatham County wood chipper
(Photo: Jerry Barlar/WKRN)

The woman also reportedly had a severe injury to her other leg.

She was airlifted from the scene to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the sheriff added.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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