Published: Sep 27, 2010 3:36 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 27, 2010 12:36 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A man trimming trees in Tampa is dead after an accident involving a wood chipper.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says the worker was pronounced dead about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities say the man was feeding bundles of tree branches into the chipper when he became entangled in rope wrapped around the branches. He fought being pulled into the wood chipper, but the sheriff's office says the force of the rope caused fatal injuries.

The man was not pulled into the chipper.

His name has not yet been released.