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Landscaper Killed by Wood Chipper in South Florida
ABC News ^ | June 23, 2014

Posted on 06/23/2014 3:40:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

DAVIE, Fla. -- Police say a landscaper is dead after being dragged through a wood chipper in South Florida.

Davie police spokesman Dale Engle said officers and fire rescue personnel responded to the area Monday afternoon, but it was obvious that the victim was already dead.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: woodchipper

1 posted on 06/23/2014 3:40:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

evil wood chipper murderer!


2 posted on 06/23/2014 3:41:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men.......


3 posted on 06/23/2014 3:41:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: GeronL

Reminds me of “Fargo”.

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4 posted on 06/23/2014 3:41:49 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I had heard a lens grinder fell into his machine and made a spectacle of himself.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 3:42:06 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a horrifying way to die. Prayers up.


6 posted on 06/23/2014 3:42:13 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

7 posted on 06/23/2014 3:42:27 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
That's a bad way to go.

Not that there are any good ones.

8 posted on 06/23/2014 3:44:30 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Tree trimmers should never work alone .. this is what happens. With no one else there - nobody turns off the chipper while the person is still outside the clutches of the blades.

We had it happen here in SD. Really sad. The company made a fast and hard rule - “you can never work alone”.


9 posted on 06/23/2014 3:46:27 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Poor guy. Thank goodness it was over quickly.


10 posted on 06/23/2014 3:46:58 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is this thread really necessary?


11 posted on 06/23/2014 3:47:09 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Jagdgewehr

Here in Miami, a chap(pilot IIRC) decided to rent a chipper, put it on his boat and took wifey out for a “fish & chips” day in the Gulfstream.

Afterward he chipped her he returned the chipper to the rental shop.

Wudda worked except he forgot to clean all of wifey out of the chipper before returning it.


12 posted on 06/23/2014 3:49:19 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Fungi

not needed what so ever.


13 posted on 06/23/2014 3:49:26 PM PDT by brivette
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To: GeronL

by now we have all heard stories similar to this,its often the victim simply falling out of the tree he is pruning.don’t these guys take any precautionary measures?like they do when building a skyscraper?


14 posted on 06/23/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Lazamataz
Not that there are any good ones.

In bed with a smile on your face?

15 posted on 06/23/2014 3:50:49 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: GladesGuru

Ever heard of “Divorce, Connecticut style” ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Helle_Crafts


16 posted on 06/23/2014 3:52:49 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: GladesGuru

I was raised better than that. My father taught me to return something in better condition than it was when I borrowed it. I would’ve thoroughly cleaned the wife out of it and oiled ‘er up before bringing it back.


17 posted on 06/23/2014 3:55:28 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: GladesGuru
Wudda worked except he forgot to clean all of wifey out of the chipper before returning it.

An impossible task, obviously.

18 posted on 06/23/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: umgud

Or the brewer who fell into a vat of beer and drowned.
His tracks showed that he got out a few times to pee.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 4:00:33 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Some older models do not have a ‘controlled feed’or a safety (shut-off) bar.

We have one of these, and you really pay attention when using it.

Most often what happens is a gloved hand gets caught in branches.


20 posted on 06/23/2014 4:13:47 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n08mNz9f0FQ


21 posted on 06/23/2014 4:20:53 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: tumblindice

LOL


22 posted on 06/23/2014 4:24:27 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: brivette

I just printed it out and put it in the shredder


23 posted on 06/23/2014 4:24:37 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: umgud

You know umgud, people have been suspended from FR for much less than this. We will be keeping an eye on you...


24 posted on 06/23/2014 4:25:35 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: GladesGuru

It is important to have fresh chum...


25 posted on 06/23/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“¡Híjole!”


26 posted on 06/23/2014 4:30:10 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: Delta Dawn

sarcasm tag?


27 posted on 06/23/2014 4:32:38 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Was his name Chuck?


28 posted on 06/23/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
A chip off of the old block?

Seriously, a really gruesome death.

29 posted on 06/23/2014 4:36:19 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obviously, this tragedy shows the need for wood chipper control.

We need to require background checks on anyone buying a wood chipper, and ban the larger diameter “Assault Woodchippers” in the name of all the dead children, that could be tragically killed by these evil machines.


30 posted on 06/23/2014 4:41:44 PM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: miliantnutcase

Was it needed?


31 posted on 06/23/2014 4:44:41 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn

I thought you were seriously mad...went to check on what he said.

Got to laugh twice that way!


32 posted on 06/23/2014 4:50:22 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mulch ado about nothing.


33 posted on 06/23/2014 4:52:46 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("The power to tax is the power to destroy." -- Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819)
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To: maine yankee

I’d retrofit that machine or get rid of it.Ive worked around dangerous farm equipment most of my life,there are no second chances.


34 posted on 06/23/2014 4:52:50 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dreadful. RIP.


35 posted on 06/23/2014 5:04:54 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: tumblindice; umgud
Or the farmer who fell into the baler and had his whole left side taken off.

He's all right now.

36 posted on 06/23/2014 5:05:15 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I was going to post a pic of Tucker and Dale VS. Evil, but with my luck, some poor relative is a Freeper.


37 posted on 06/23/2014 5:22:18 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: umgud

Or the sausage maker who got a little behind in his work.


38 posted on 06/23/2014 5:27:23 PM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: Jagdgewehr

Times there are in a mans life when being cheap doesn’t pay.

All the klutz had to do was dump the chipper overboard and pay the rental shop.

I am amazed at the predictive capability of Einstein’s observation that while hydrogen seemed to be the most common thing in the universe, human stupidity was a close contender.


39 posted on 06/23/2014 6:18:08 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Would that be your associate there, in the chipper?


40 posted on 06/23/2014 6:37:36 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Lazamataz

They let you come back?


41 posted on 06/23/2014 6:38:59 PM PDT by rabidralph
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