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OSHA to investigate Portsmouth fatal stump grinder accident

Officials are investigating a fatal accident involving a stump grinder that killed a tree service worker in Portsmouth.

The police said 43-year-old Matthew Morasse of Rochester was killed on the job Thursday.

The Portsmouth Herald reported that Morasse was an employee of Urban Tree Service of Rochester and was working alone at the time.

Urban Tree Service President Ed Hopkins said it was a tragic accident and the company is trying to understand how to cope with it. He said the company has lost a valuable member of its team.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating to figure out what happened.

The Associated Press

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