An Orchard Caretaker Dies When He is Pulled into a Wood Chipper
California Case Report: 10CA011
An orchard caretaker was pulled into a wood chipper after he used his foot to push cut brush and branches into the machine. The wood chipper was not equipped with a feed table that could prevent contact with moving blades. The victim had never received any formal training on how to use a wood chipper safely.
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- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Safety Research