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(NBC Miami)   Police trying to piece together how a landscaper fell into a running wood chipper   (nbcmiami.com) divider line 62
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2014-06-24 01:23:01 AM  
static2.businessinsider.com

/obscure?
 
2014-06-24 02:31:04 AM  
Jesus...
 
2014-06-24 03:01:22 AM  
How awful.
 
2014-06-24 03:33:42 AM  
I'd think the police would be more interested in how a would chipper came to be able to run.
 
2014-06-24 04:08:25 AM  
Sad.
He was really excited about being promoted to branch manager, after being told all his life he wouldn't amount to mulch.
 
2014-06-24 05:22:22 AM  

calbert: [static2.businessinsider.com image 400x300]

/obscure?


I never expected that, nope, not in a million years.
 
2014-06-24 05:25:06 AM  
Ya?
 
2014-06-24 05:26:38 AM  
I'm gonna guess a piece of clothing got stuck on a branch and he got sucked in.  My dad used to do that kind of work back in the day and it seems like he'd have a new scar every month.  Never got stuck in a wood chipper but he had a fight with a stump grinder once.  Lucky he didn't end up with a stump.
 
2014-06-24 05:31:37 AM  

calbert: [static2.businessinsider.com image 400x300]

/obscure?


Damn, you beat me to the Fargo reference!

*jumps into my mini elevator and retreats to my underground lair*
 
2014-06-24 05:32:37 AM  

WhyteRaven74: I'd think the police would be more interested in how a would chipper came to be able to run.


And, clearly if it were running, would he not also need to be running?
 
2014-06-24 05:34:22 AM  
It's okay, folks. Based on the picture, he simply went through the machine that puts a star on his belly.
 
2014-06-24 05:35:14 AM  
Oh hidy ho officer, we've had a doozy of a day.

//Obscure
 
2014-06-24 05:37:35 AM  
So is it going to be an open casket funeral, or are they just gonna scoop him on up and toss him in a Cracker Jack box or something?
 
2014-06-24 05:37:51 AM  
I used to work with these things everyday. And not those little ones, either- these were the big diesel-powered V8 jobs. The cutting disc was 6' tall. You REALLY had to be on your toes when using it. It's the kind of machine that WILL, at that one moment when you're drifting off, perhaps thinking about your girlfriend's ass or that cold beer you're gonna have at 5 'o clock, catch you and potentially kill you.

CSB-

One day I loaded an admittedly large branch into the chute. The thing was just too wide and I should have known better. The rotating drums caught it and it shot upwards, the end of it catching me right in the chin. I saw stars, looked up at the trees and went down like the proverbial oak tree. I woke up a few seconds later, got a band-aid from the first aid kit and continued on. Sad thing is, no one noticed. My feet could have been sticking out of the chute, blood, bone and guts spraying at high speed into the chipper truck, and no one would have been the wiser.

Yeah- the tree cutting/arborist industry isn't very well-regulated. Or at least it wasn't when I was in it.
 
2014-06-24 05:42:41 AM  

splab: Oh hidy ho officer, we've had a doozy of a day.

//Obscure


Damn ya beat me to it.  Poor guys, they were just minding their own business, just doing chores around the house.
 
2014-06-24 05:44:37 AM  
Don't drink and chip.
 
2014-06-24 05:46:08 AM  

bearded clamorer: Sad.
He was really excited about being promoted to branch manager, after being told all his life he wouldn't amount to mulch.


You're bad and you should feel bad.

/not really

+1
 
2014-06-24 05:49:28 AM  
 

WhyteRaven74: I'd think the police would be more interested in how a would chipper came to be able to run.



What race?

/around here most are Hispanics
//some had practice crossing the border
 
GBB
2014-06-24 05:54:31 AM  
www.coverups.com
"Heh, you wish.  Bring a sponge."
 
2014-06-24 06:03:33 AM  

darch: I used to work with these things everyday. And not those little ones, either- these were the big diesel-powered V8 jobs. The cutting disc was 6' tall. You REALLY had to be on your toes when using it. It's the kind of machine that WILL, at that one moment when you're drifting off, perhaps thinking about your girlfriend's ass or that cold beer you're gonna have at 5 'o clock, catch you and potentially kill you.

CSB-

One day I loaded an admittedly large branch into the chute. The thing was just too wide and I should have known better. The rotating drums caught it and it shot upwards, the end of it catching me right in the chin. I saw stars, looked up at the trees and went down like the proverbial oak tree. I woke up a few seconds later, got a band-aid from the first aid kit and continued on. Sad thing is, no one noticed. My feet could have been sticking out of the chute, blood, bone and guts spraying at high speed into the chipper truck, and no one would have been the wiser.

Yeah- the tree cutting/arborist industry isn't very well-regulated. Or at least it wasn't when I was in it.


So, no guards or safety doors or railings or anything on those machines?
 
2014-06-24 06:14:33 AM  

strangeluck: darch: I used to work with these things everyday. And not those little ones, either- these were the big diesel-powered V8 jobs. The cutting disc was 6' tall. You REALLY had to be on your toes when using it. It's the kind of machine that WILL, at that one moment when you're drifting off, perhaps thinking about your girlfriend's ass or that cold beer you're gonna have at 5 'o clock, catch you and potentially kill you.

CSB-

One day I loaded an admittedly large branch into the chute. The thing was just too wide and I should have known better. The rotating drums caught it and it shot upwards, the end of it catching me right in the chin. I saw stars, looked up at the trees and went down like the proverbial oak tree. I woke up a few seconds later, got a band-aid from the first aid kit and continued on. Sad thing is, no one noticed. My feet could have been sticking out of the chute, blood, bone and guts spraying at high speed into the chipper truck, and no one would have been the wiser.

Yeah- the tree cutting/arborist industry isn't very well-regulated. Or at least it wasn't when I was in it.

So, no guards or safety doors or railings or anything on those machines?


Even the commercial chippers consumers can rent have no real safeguards. It's just an open maw. The only concession to safety is that you really need to reach in to get your hand in there, which makes people think twice about "oh the branch is stuck, I'll just reach in and wiggle it a little..."
 
2014-06-24 06:25:29 AM  
We used to remove any and all safety equipment so we could work more efficiently. It was an open secret. We only had two on the job deaths, and those were due to stupidity ( turning machinery on while it was being worked on).
 
2014-06-24 06:27:43 AM  

Point02GPA: WhyteRaven74: I'd think the police would be more interested in how a would chipper came to be able to run.


What race?

/around here most are Hispanics
//some had practice crossing the border


Isn't it a bit early for the derpy bullshiat.
 
2014-06-24 06:40:27 AM  
I lived in a shiatty apartment complex in Phoenix a few years back. One day, coming home from work, I see the landscaping crew trimming trees in the complex. Some random person walking by must have decided that there was no time like the present for suicide, and threw himself headfirst into the industrial chipper that was pointed into the back of a box truck.
 
2014-06-24 06:43:27 AM  

Lipspinach: Point02GPA: WhyteRaven74: I'd think the police would be more interested in how a would chipper came to be able to run.


What race?

/around here most are Hispanics
//some had practice crossing the border

Isn't it a bit early for the derpy bullshiat.


I notice the time didn't stop yours.
 
2014-06-24 06:55:48 AM  

wickedgrin: I lived in a shiatty apartment complex in Phoenix a few years back. One day, coming home from work, I see the landscaping crew trimming trees in the complex. Some random person walking by must have decided that there was no time like the present for suicide, and threw himself headfirst into the industrial chipper that was pointed into the back of a box truck.


I guess they really really wanted to die. Not just seeking help and attention like suicide attempts via drug overdoses and the like. Can't think of a worse way to die.
 
2014-06-24 07:04:31 AM  
Apparently those "chipper" things aren't quite as much light-hearted fun as the name would suggest.....
 
2014-06-24 07:06:16 AM  
Well, at least he didn't have far to go.
 
2014-06-24 07:19:54 AM  
static.squarespace.com

"On accident".
 
2014-06-24 07:34:33 AM  
files.abovetopsecret.com
"How did I get here?"
'The feed chute opened, and you got in.'
 
2014-06-24 07:35:22 AM  

GameSprocket: "On accident".


Came here for this--leaving satisfied.
 
2014-06-24 07:43:42 AM  
What Lorena Bobbitt might have pondered:

How much wood would a wood chipper chip if a wood chipper would chip wood?
 
2014-06-24 07:58:12 AM  
www.engraver1.com
 
2014-06-24 08:13:30 AM  

strangeluck: darch: I used to work with these things everyday. And not those little ones, either- these were the big diesel-powered V8 jobs. The cutting disc was 6' tall. You REALLY had to be on your toes when using it. It's the kind of machine that WILL, at that one moment when you're drifting off, perhaps thinking about your girlfriend's ass or that cold beer you're gonna have at 5 'o clock, catch you and potentially kill you.

CSB-

One day I loaded an admittedly large branch into the chute. The thing was just too wide and I should have known better. The rotating drums caught it and it shot upwards, the end of it catching me right in the chin. I saw stars, looked up at the trees and went down like the proverbial oak tree. I woke up a few seconds later, got a band-aid from the first aid kit and continued on. Sad thing is, no one noticed. My feet could have been sticking out of the chute, blood, bone and guts spraying at high speed into the chipper truck, and no one would have been the wiser.

Yeah- the tree cutting/arborist industry isn't very well-regulated. Or at least it wasn't when I was in it.

So, no guards or safety doors or railings or anything on those machines?


So, there are about 11 deaths a year by these machines.  That's more than 10 times the number of deaths caused by automatic weapons.  There isn't anything these machines can do that cannot be accomplished with other tools.  When is the Libtard Elite force going to come out for banning these things?
 
2014-06-24 08:39:45 AM  

fozziewazzi: Even the commercial chippers consumers can rent have no real safeguards.


All commercial chippers have a grab bar near the chute that disengages the feed rollers.

/Family business
//Not my business
///Have mentally practiced slapping that bar forward a million times.
 
2014-06-24 08:45:23 AM  
img.fark.net
Not too obscure
 
2014-06-24 08:48:51 AM  

splab: Oh hidy ho officer, we've had a doozy of a day.

//Obscure


Really? A newish movie on Netflix with ratings from over a million people? You must think I'm a real idiot to believe a story like that.
 
2014-06-24 08:49:00 AM  
And the nominees for understatement of the year, for the first time ever, appearing in the same paragraph of the same article!!!

Resident Joseph Horta told NBC 6's Jamie Guirola. "It was a little bit horrifying."

and

"This isn't something you see every day," said Davie Police Captain Dale Engle. "It's not something you can just go home and forget about."
 
2014-06-24 08:58:26 AM  
I am assuming it's going to be a closed casket ceremony or did they cheap out and just settle for the bucket?
 
2014-06-24 09:00:08 AM  
images.ihb.de
 
2014-06-24 09:07:37 AM  
No one understands landscapers, they are a puzzle...
 
2014-06-24 09:08:18 AM  

GameSprocket: [static.squarespace.com image 500x213]

"On accident".


nice reference.
 
2014-06-24 09:09:20 AM  
Members of The Genovese family were unavailable for comment.

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-06-24 09:47:23 AM  

Brick-House: [images.ihb.de image 850x637]


Just once I'd like to steal a finger from the morgue and bury it in a pile of woodchips. Think of the chaos as they not only have to dig up that pile but have to backtrack where they came from and check the original provider and all other delivery locations searching for possible other parts. BWA-HA-HA!
 
2014-06-24 10:44:18 AM  
Done in one. Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-06-24 10:47:42 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: strangeluck: darch: I used to work with these things everyday. And not those little ones, either- these were the big diesel-powered V8 jobs. The cutting disc was 6' tall. You REALLY had to be on your toes when using it. It's the kind of machine that WILL, at that one moment when you're drifting off, perhaps thinking about your girlfriend's ass or that cold beer you're gonna have at 5 'o clock, catch you and potentially kill you.

CSB-

One day I loaded an admittedly large branch into the chute. The thing was just too wide and I should have known better. The rotating drums caught it and it shot upwards, the end of it catching me right in the chin. I saw stars, looked up at the trees and went down like the proverbial oak tree. I woke up a few seconds later, got a band-aid from the first aid kit and continued on. Sad thing is, no one noticed. My feet could have been sticking out of the chute, blood, bone and guts spraying at high speed into the chipper truck, and no one would have been the wiser.

Yeah- the tree cutting/arborist industry isn't very well-regulated. Or at least it wasn't when I was in it.

So, no guards or safety doors or railings or anything on those machines?

So, there are about 11 deaths a year by these machines.  That's more than 10 times the number of deaths caused by automatic weapons.  There isn't anything these machines can do that cannot be accomplished with other tools.  When is the Libtard Elite force going to come out for banning these things?


Wood chippers don't kill people.
 
2014-06-24 10:47:48 AM  

calbert: [static2.businessinsider.com image 400x300]

/obscure?


Pancakes
 
2014-06-24 10:53:57 AM  
If it was feet first, then that is definitely the worst way to go I can think of.
 
2014-06-24 10:54:07 AM  
The Morbark Hurricane chipper lacks a bump rail safety at the front edge of the feed table.
That MIGHT have saved him. who knows exactly how it happened?

I have a Vermeer with the bump rail. With high-capacity chippers, you can never be too careful.

Morbark:
www.apolloequipment.net

Vermeer: See the red bump rail.
img.directindustry.com
 
2014-06-24 11:00:21 AM  

Brick-House: I am assuming it's going to be a closed casket ceremony or did they cheap out and just settle for the bucket?


Maybe there's a Ralph's around there.
 
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