Buckner Man Dies in Work Related Accident

Franklin Co. — A Buckner man is dead after falling from a piece of equipment while working yesterday morning. A report from the Franklin County Coroner’s Office states that Todd McWhirter fell 50 feet out of a tree trimming bucket while trimming on the south side of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton, landing on his back. Another worker went to aide McWhirter but he was unresponsive. He was taken via ambulance to Franklin Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning.