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Colorado Man Dies in Wood Chipper Accident
SF Gate & AP ^ | 12/29/05

Posted on 12/29/2005 9:33:55 AM PST by GSWarrior

Edited on 12/29/2005 9:37:49 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A man trimming trees was killed after he apparently was pulled into a wood chipper, police said.

The tree-service employee died Wednesday while he and a co-worker were cutting branches at a Loveland residence, Police Sgt. Rae Bontz said.

"It appears he was pulled into the chipper," Bontz said. He described the death as an industrial accident but released no other details, saying police were investigating.


(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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KEYWORDS: fargo; hatewhenthathappens; ouch; solongchum; woodchipper
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Bummer
1 posted on 12/29/2005 9:33:56 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
Fargo.
2 posted on 12/29/2005 9:34:40 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: GSWarrior
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Probably didn't even have to check for a pulse...

3 posted on 12/29/2005 9:35:55 AM PST by ErnBatavia (I post in slang..live with it or ignore it - reader's choice.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

'And that would be your friend in the chipper?'


4 posted on 12/29/2005 9:36:32 AM PST by lugsoul ("Try not to be sad." - Laura Bush)
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To: GSWarrior

Prayers for his family. What a tragic accident.


5 posted on 12/29/2005 9:36:38 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Thank you President Bush for Judge Alito!)
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To: ErnBatavia

There might have been a smattering of pulse.


6 posted on 12/29/2005 9:36:43 AM PST by Quick Shot
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To: GSWarrior

I worked in a sawmill and I worked with a woodchipper that probably made this one look like a baby. It was one frightening critter.


7 posted on 12/29/2005 9:37:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Fargo





You betcha...

8 posted on 12/29/2005 9:37:17 AM PST by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: GSWarrior

I bet he didn't feel chipper.


9 posted on 12/29/2005 9:37:37 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey hey ho ho Andy Heyward's got to go!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Are we sure that Saddam or one of his henchmen is not on the loose in CO?


10 posted on 12/29/2005 9:37:37 AM PST by oxcart (Remember Bush lied.......People DYED... THEIR FINGERS!)
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To: GSWarrior

11 posted on 12/29/2005 9:37:43 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Quick Shot

Bet he didn't feel mulch.


12 posted on 12/29/2005 9:38:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: itsamelman

Sigh...I've alwasy had a thing for her.


13 posted on 12/29/2005 9:38:01 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: GSWarrior
and a resident called 911.... and pronounced dead at the scene

Pulled into a wood chipper and they called 9/11? I guess you can't just call for a guy with a mop and bucket can you.

14 posted on 12/29/2005 9:38:08 AM PST by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: cripplecreek

Please, how about a shred of decorum.


15 posted on 12/29/2005 9:38:34 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: lugsoul
'And that would be your friend in the chipper?'

Steve Buscemi is no friend of mine.

;^P

16 posted on 12/29/2005 9:38:42 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: itsamelman

17 posted on 12/29/2005 9:38:52 AM PST by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Damn, my browsing style does this to me all the time. I see a bunch of subjects, middle-click to open them in background tabs, then go through and read.

So I post "Fargo" after someone else already has. I need to hit refresh when I get to the tabs.


18 posted on 12/29/2005 9:39:06 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: GSWarrior
Paging Uday.
19 posted on 12/29/2005 9:39:18 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: Wolfie

Feelin kinda chipper this morning myself.


20 posted on 12/29/2005 9:39:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Wolfie

I'm making a log of these comments!

parsy, who is going out on a limb to do this.


21 posted on 12/29/2005 9:40:38 AM PST by parsifal
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To: Wolfie; cripplecreek
Please, how about a shred of decorum

You guys are bad....

22 posted on 12/29/2005 9:40:43 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Wolfie

Oh Yeah?

You betcha.

Well, geez.

OK then.


23 posted on 12/29/2005 9:40:45 AM PST by biggerten
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To: GSWarrior
?.....Colorado Man Dies in Wood Chipper Accident......an 'illegal' alien worker?
24 posted on 12/29/2005 9:41:43 AM PST by maestro
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To: GSWarrior

What a horrible thing to witness


25 posted on 12/29/2005 9:41:55 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: GSWarrior
It would be weird if it were this guy.


26 posted on 12/29/2005 9:42:11 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: biggerten

Hey, do that again. But a little slower this time.


27 posted on 12/29/2005 9:42:12 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: GSWarrior

Mulch ado about nothing.


28 posted on 12/29/2005 9:42:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Wolfie
Please, how about a shred of decorum.

I guess I didn't realize this thread was supposed to be a joke. A man doing an honest job and has a tragic accident is now funny, unless of course it is your family member.

29 posted on 12/29/2005 9:42:52 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Thank you President Bush for Judge Alito!)
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To: GSWarrior

Happened here a few years back. The witnesses said it was over in a couple of seconds..............


30 posted on 12/29/2005 9:43:42 AM PST by Red Badger (And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him)
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To: GSWarrior

I was just walking by tree trimmers at a local residence using a wood chipper the other day, and noticed how powerful the machine is to chop up thick braches. I imagine the man stuck his arm too far down into the machine when he was stuffing cut branches and it pulled him in.


31 posted on 12/29/2005 9:44:07 AM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: GSWarrior; cripplecreek; parsifal
You guys are bad....

Sorry. I tend to go to pieces when I read stories like this, and a little black humor helps to keep myself together.

32 posted on 12/29/2005 9:44:09 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: cripplecreek

this guy knows it's not poplar to be pining for helping hand


33 posted on 12/29/2005 9:44:25 AM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: GSWarrior

Loose long clothing is the enemy when working with equipment. Had a father in law that got his coat caught in a corn bine (sp)? Luckily he was able to slip his coat before it pulled him in.


34 posted on 12/29/2005 9:45:32 AM PST by Sweetjustusnow (Oust the IslamoCommies here and abroad.)
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To: biggerten


"Gee, that's a fountain of conversation. Whoa, daddy, step back..."

35 posted on 12/29/2005 9:47:02 AM PST by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: GSWarrior
I used to work for a company that sold a line of chippers, some are very large and very powerful.
36 posted on 12/29/2005 9:47:03 AM PST by EX52D
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To: Rakkasan1

E's not dead, E's pinin for the fiords of Norway.


37 posted on 12/29/2005 9:47:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Wolfie

No apology necessary.


38 posted on 12/29/2005 9:47:33 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Rakkasan1

He never had time to spruce up.


39 posted on 12/29/2005 9:48:01 AM PST by speedy
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To: EX52D

Push the red bar forward and it stops.


40 posted on 12/29/2005 9:48:24 AM PST by bmwcyle (Evolution is a myth -- Libertarians just won't evolve into Conservatives.)
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To: GSWarrior

Yeah, this is really a sad moment. I'm sure everyone involved is all torn up about this.

Not torn up as much as Mr. Darwin here, but tore up, nonetheless.


41 posted on 12/29/2005 9:48:37 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: itsamelman

Holy cats! That's a Burnt Umber Sierra!


42 posted on 12/29/2005 9:49:16 AM PST by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: Quick Shot

Uggggh.


43 posted on 12/29/2005 9:50:07 AM PST by WayneS (Honor the 2nd Amendment; repeal the 16th.)
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To: EX52D

"I used to work for a company that sold a line of chippers. . "

Ever get calls you worred about?

Like a guy who says he has no trees, but wants to make sure it'll take care of a "cow femur" ?


44 posted on 12/29/2005 9:50:19 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: headstamp
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45 posted on 12/29/2005 9:50:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Sweetjustusnow

A kid in my hometown lost an arm in a hay baler.


46 posted on 12/29/2005 9:52:18 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: MeanWestTexan

Thank God no...but we would get "off the wall" brands of chippers that we so rigged and had safety features bypassed that it's almost amazing accidents don't happen more often.


47 posted on 12/29/2005 9:52:46 AM PST by EX52D
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To: GSWarrior

More detail at:

DenverPost: Tree trimmer killed by chipper
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3351798

Not clear if this was top-loading or chute-loading
chipper.


48 posted on 12/29/2005 9:53:18 AM PST by Boundless
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To: GSWarrior

There is a safety bar designed to stop the chipper's cutter drum when contacted by the lower body of the operator; it actuates a caliper brake on a large disk and will upset the chipper itself if not attached to the truck used to tow it.

OSHA will be all over this one.


49 posted on 12/29/2005 9:53:48 AM PST by Old Professer (Fix the problem, not the blame!)
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To: GSWarrior

I know a guy who was stepping over the PTO on a tractor once. We call him one nut willie today.


50 posted on 12/29/2005 9:54:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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