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Police ID man killed in Davie wood chipper (Florida)
sun-sentinel.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Emily Miller, Mike Clary and Ariel Barkhurst

Posted on 06/25/2014 5:24:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

Police Tuesday identified the man who died after falling or being pulled into a wood chipper at a work site in Davie.

Hernan Gutierrez, 42, whose last known address was in Hallandale Beach worked for Tree Techs, Inc. of Pembroke Pines, according to Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle.

Police and federal occupational safety officials are continuing to investigate the incident.

Gutierrez and two co-workers were clearing debris on Southwest 57th Street near Pine Island Road around 4:15 p.m. Monday when he went through the machine that Engle described as “industrial size.”

The tree trimming work was taking place on the property of Federation Gardens, an 80-unit affordable housing apartment building for seniors, according to management agent John Sharkey.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chat; chipperfeller
What a horrible way to die.
1 posted on 06/25/2014 5:24:02 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

That must have stung a bit.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 5:26:27 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Don’t worry, Obama has a million more replacements at the border.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 5:29:55 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The caution sign was clearly marked in English.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 5:30:35 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

My neighbor had some trees cut down several months ago and I watched how the wood chipper took large limbs and spit them out into mulch in two seconds. Horrible to even think about a human being.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 5:31:30 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Head first would be the quickest. Feet first...I don’t even want to think about that.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 5:32:07 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: ilovesarah2012

7 posted on 06/25/2014 5:32:22 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It was quick.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 5:32:42 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("If guns cause crime, there must be something wrong with mine." -Ted Nugent)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I worked at a paper mill once that had a giant stainless steel blender 10-12 across, 8 feet deep and blades like airplane props for use in blending up bales of pure white paper to add to the slurry if the color had to be adjusted.

A narrow catwalk with a low rail around the top brought to mind a fear of that white slurry turning pink.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 5:37:05 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: ilovesarah2012

saddam’s boys used to feed people they were pissed at for whatever reason feet first into a plastic shredder at a factory while Family were forced to watch and listen. Same basic machine.

Sick SOB’s too bad Our Guys took them out fast with rockets, due process should have let the Iraqi’s do the same to those scumballs.

This Guy probably went in arm/head first so it was at least quick.

RIP


10 posted on 06/25/2014 5:38:48 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Vaquero

you know,,, I actually enjoyed the new series..


11 posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:07 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Rebelbase

That was one of Saddam “Hussein’s” favorite tools.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:45 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Your post were the exact words that came to my mind too. Horrible indeed. My brother had his arm severed in a rock quarry conveyor belt which caught his shirt cuff in a pulley. His co-workers saved his life and he nearly bled to death.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:47 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Wouldn’t have even slowed it down.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 5:41:48 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Rebelbase

Only a second or two feed rate so it was quick either way. Not saying that makes this ant better.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 5:42:03 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Rebelbase

I worked for an attorney who represented a 19 year old guy who lost his arm at a saw mill. The owner didn’t have worker’s comp insurance and the kid was working under the table. The owner of the company was supposed to pay the kid’s medical bills and damages. He paid a little but last I heard he had stopped paying. It was really sad. Some occupations just aren’t worth the money.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 5:42:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Real life horror movie.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 5:46:31 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: tflabo

He got lucky.

That is why there are Rules around machines.

NO JEWLERY, RINGS, WATCHES, NECKLACES, ETC.

NO LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS

NO JACKETS

NO NECK TIES

NO LONG HAIR


18 posted on 06/25/2014 5:47:17 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"This is not the first incident involving a wood chipper in South Florida. Jose DeJesus Velasquez, 53, of Oakland Park, got entangled in a wood chipper while working for Twin Tree Service at Camino Del Mar Country Club west of Boca Raton on May 29, 1997."
19 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: mabarker1

ant = any


20 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:04 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Except the Writer seemed to have just forgotten and left dangling the bag of $ in the snow and the deaf mute hit man.
Billy Bob Thornton was almost as good as in Slingblade.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:15 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: YourAdHere
The caution sign was clearly marked in English.

His family already has a lawsuit planned!
22 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:44 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: ├čudda├čudd
you know,,, I actually enjoyed the new series..

Billy Bob was GREAT

23 posted on 06/25/2014 5:49:15 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: X-spurt
Except the Writer seemed to have just forgotten and left dangling the bag of $ in the snow and the deaf mute hit man.
Billy Bob Thornton was almost as good as in Slingblade.

if they can find another original screen play they will make another(not to be a series per se)

if they do...you have the money and Mr. Wrench enter. it was left out there on purpose

24 posted on 06/25/2014 5:51:53 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Just an accident


25 posted on 06/25/2014 5:52:54 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: mabarker1

Our county recently did a “whole tree harvest” project and contracted a company to come in an take a complete section of forest out. The equipment used would accept three or four full sized oak trees, branches and all, at one time and chop them into chips to be used to make brown paper. No one was ever allowed to even walk near that machine when it was operating. If caught by any limb or branch and dragged into the machine you were DEAD and immediately.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 5:57:39 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Vaquero

Gonna be difficult to pull Billy Bob back in. That’s usually only done in soap operas.


27 posted on 06/25/2014 6:05:05 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: DaveA37

Daymn! that is one big bad machine!


28 posted on 06/25/2014 6:23:25 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The state of our society is a couple dozen freepers matter-of-factly discussing or joking about the tragic death of a hard working human being.

Your souls are lost already - don’t worry about the rest of the country’s.


29 posted on 06/25/2014 6:35:38 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

I agree. Some things are not funny.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 6:40:15 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

My guess is an illegal working on a crew without proper safety training. These crews and machines work so fast, you have to observe so may precautions, I don’t have to tell the experts. Down here in FL (and other places) I’ve noted the non English speaking illegals have very little concept of how to do things right or to code, but it is so hard to find contractors that DON’T hire them.

So we just watch like hawks when we hire for a job, but most people don’t know what to watch for. This poor guy probably was an accident waiting to happen.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 6:53:36 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Vaquero

And the ice scraper!


32 posted on 06/25/2014 6:55:28 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ilovesarah2012

How many illegal aliens does it take to clear a brush chipper......?


33 posted on 06/25/2014 7:05:54 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: ilovesarah2012
I live near, where Morbark manufacturers wood chippers. I hope it isn't a Morbark chipper, but it looks like it, orange is their color. Lawsuit city coming up.


34 posted on 06/25/2014 7:07:18 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Vaquero

Yep, Fargo.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 7:17:04 AM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: X-spurt
Except the Writer seemed to have just forgotten and left dangling the bag of $ in the snow and the deaf mute hit man.

I can live with dropping the mute guy, but the question of the money bothered me.

36 posted on 06/25/2014 8:29:13 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: catbertz

What’s the problem with the bag of money in the snow?


37 posted on 06/25/2014 10:18:01 AM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

My neighbor two houses down the street was having a large tree cut down yesterday. Same truck and wood chipper as shown these news articles. My two-year-old granddaughter was curious about the noise so I took her over to watch for a while from across the street. Huge limbs were swallowed in seconds and a spray of chips went into the truck. She was fascinated watching that spectacle. I noticed the worker was very careful to stand at the side and not in front of the mouth. Most of the time he threw a lot of limbs into the chute with the machine off, then powered it up at the side. That’s being careful.


38 posted on 06/25/2014 6:35:08 PM PDT by roadcat
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