Michigan man dies after being pulled into wood chipper

Michigan man dies after being pulled into wood chipper
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A 48-year-old man was pulled into a wood chipper and killed in a freak accident on Tuesday, according to authorities.

Police report being called around 9 a.m. when one of the man's coworkers found the man with an unidentified body part stuck in the chipper.

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The emergency response team provided first aid to the still-conscious man, said West Bloomfield Police Department Deputy Chief Curt Lawson. However, the man died on the way to the hospital.


The incident, which Lawson described as a "tragic accident," is under investigation by police and, separately, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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"Every indication at this point is that his jacket may have been caught on a branch that was being fed into the wood chipper," Lawson said.

Police declined to release the victim's name but offered condolences to the victim's family and his coworkers.

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