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Another sad tragedy

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by prizeprop, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

  2. Ducke

    Ducke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    Now that would be messy.
  3. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    Yes it would. I'm waiting to find out more details about the accident, We have been buying our mulch and using them for disposal about 12 years now.Its good that I dont even know anyone that works there other than the front desk secretary.Its sad enough to here about an incident like this and have a visual of the site location in my mind, but to be able to put a face or name to the victim would really shake me up.
  4. Perfect Image TLM

    Perfect Image TLM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Man I hear about a couple of these every year. Gotta be careful around those machines...

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    That's terrible, we had that happen here at the Ocean County Remanufacturing Center about five years ago.
  6. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    We had that happen around SE Wisconsin a couple of years ago.

    Man was using a large, towed, chipper. Got his clothing caught on a big branch, could not break the branch, no one at the machine for help, and the rest is history.

    His father witnessed him entering the machine, but it was too late!

    It doesn't take much to die from the tools we use!
  7. JS Landscaping

    JS Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    Any chipper/grinder should always be used with caution. A few years ago a worker from a local tree service was pulled feet first through a wood chipper. Guy went to kick the log in that was stuck and ended up getting grabbed by the feed rollers and pulled through. It happens quite frequently actually. The problem is people who use these machine's everyday will loose respect for them. Gota remember to stay safe. Accidents do and will happen!
  8. nickroqs

    nickroqs LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 37

    Geez, that's right in my area. Chippers are certainly not things to be taken lightly. They've gotta be a bad way to go out..
  9. Tower Rat 95B

    Tower Rat 95B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Yep I remember that one,,,,,,,was Drury lane the boss was up the tree limbing and the chipper stopped he came down to find his south American employee went clean through the chipper only one hand did not go through.
  10. hillbilly_lawnboy

    hillbilly_lawnboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    our prayers go out to his family

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