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    Default Colorado Man Killed In Large Wood Chipper

    LOVELAND, Colo. -- Authorities in Colorado are investigating the death of a man who was apparently pulled into a large commercial wood chipper while trimming trees.
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    Default Re: Colorado Man Killed In Large Wood Chipper

    Just ask CT Tree Guy how dangerous they are. Years ago I owned a Mitts & Merrill with a Ford industrial gas engine. She would eat a 10" log no problem. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Colorado Man Killed In Large Wood Chipper

    I read this story this morning and the first thing I thought of was CT Tree Guy. I think I've been looking at this forum too much. That's a nasty way to die. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Colorado Man Killed In Large Wood Chipper

    Do you suppose he went all the way through? yikes!

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    Default Re: Colorado Man Killed In Large Wood Chipper

    If he did, there would be no "grisly" remains to view. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Colorado Man Killed In Large Wood Chipper

    It only takes a second and a little mistake to cost you your life, So much dangerous equipment we work around all the time and tend to get very lax around it all...

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    Default Re: Colorado Man Killed In Large Wood Chipper

    that's a sad thing to hear about. really sad [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Colorado Man Killed In Large Wood Chipper

    A twelve year old son of a tree surgeon died here last year from the same accident while working with his father (I believe the father was cited for underage employment), simply awful.... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Colorado Man Killed In Large Wood Chipper

    As a physician, I see and have seen many grotesque things. In my practice career, there are still things that make me cringe to think about. This sort of thing is one of them. I also happen to be good friends with a tree surgeon, with whom I played football in high school. He says his major workplace fear is not falling from a tree, being hit by a heavy limb or tree, but THIS. Something for us to think about.

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    Default Re: Colorado Man Killed In Large Wood Chipper

    "He says his major workplace fear is not falling from a tree, being hit by a heavy limb or tree, but THIS. Something for us to think about. "

    I don't blame him...

    Most accidents leave a body fairly intact. A chipper accident? Well, I read one report (boy was 14 or 15) in which the autopsy results were "Death by Fragmentation".
    Think about that statement for a minute...

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