chipper death

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by RoyalTree, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. RoyalTree

    RoyalTree LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

  2. greenbaylawns

    greenbaylawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    I worked for Wright Tree service in the past and put 12 in log / Branches and maybe bigger through that same chipper. My heart goes out to his Family. So 1 of 2 thing prob happened, Threw a a large long limb in with a bunch of shoots and it grabbed him and pulled him in with it, or had gloves on and tried to push some stuff in and it grabbed his hand. Horrible!
  3. Twinlakes

    Twinlakes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    I've used many and only a handful had a brake bar.
    It was probably quick too.

    Prayers for his family.
  4. bugsNbows

    bugsNbows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    What a horrible way to go.
  5. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,542

    The image of this story has been etched in my head all day. Horrifying!! Can't imagine the images his family has.
  6. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,719

    What a tragic accident. Horrifying indeed.
  7. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Messages: 925

    That's rough. I imagine there was nothing left of the guy?
  8. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    I showed this video to a couple of my guys earlier. They have on more than one occasion jammed an item behind the bar to lock it in place, hopefully this will remind them why they shouldn't do that.

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