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Police Investigating Deadly Wood Chipper Accident

Michigan man's jacket apparently got caught on branch

(Newser) - A Michigan man died in a horrific workplace accident this week when he was pulled into a wood chipper, authorities say. The 48-year-old man, part of a crew working at a private residence in West Bloomfield, was apparently pulled into the machine after his jacket got caught on a branch,...

Alabama Worker Dies in Wood Chipper
Alabama Worker
Dies in Wood Chipper

Alabama Worker Dies in Wood Chipper

Police say 'partial remains' were found

(Newser) - A worker at an Alabama lumber yard was killed in a horrific accident early Wednesday, authorities say. Phenix Lumber Co. employee Brandon Lee Vandyke, 34, was apparently pulled into a wood chipper after going to check on malfunctioning equipment around 4:15am, Fox reports. The Phenix City Police Department says...

Man Pulled Into Wood Chipper Dies 'Within Seconds'

His 'traumatized' friends couldn't save him

(Newser) - A man trying to do a favor for a family friend ended up dead in a tragic accident in Australia Sunday night that local authorities are calling one of the worst scenes they've come across. Emergency services were called to a rural property in Queensland, where they found the...

Cops: Worker Tried to Feed Colleague Into Wood Chipper

Oregon man charged with attempted murder

(Newser) - Worst colleague ever? Oregon man Scott Edward Iverson, 26, has been charged with assault and attempted murder after allegedly trying to push a fellow worker at a tree service company near Salem head-first into a wood chipper. Police say a witness told them that as 22-year-old Austin Crawford was loading...

Guy Falls Headfirst Into Wood Chipper, Survives

Oregon arborist was wearing a helmet, for one thing

(Newser) - Tree-cutters and landscapers have suffered horrible deaths by wood chipper—being dragged in , falling in , and getting pulled through the entire machine . Now some relatively good news: An Oregon arborist is expected to live after falling head-first into a wood chipper, the Register-Guard reports. The unidentified worker sustained serious injuries...

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