It happened about 10:10 a.m. Thursday in Talleyville. Police say the men were doing tree work and using the wood chipper. Officers say a steel braided cable that is used to pull tree limbs became caught in the chipper and was sheared off. The cable was sent flying and hit both men.
The men were taken to Christiana Hospital. Officers say 60-year-old Luis Benjamin Sanchez of Upper Darby, Pa., died shortly after the accident.
The other man is in stable condition.
The accident is under investigation.