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(Daily Mail)   Trimming the the trees with strings of lights can make the holiday season chipper. Getting tangled in a string of lights while trimming trees and falling into a chipper, decidedly less so   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2022-11-30 7:44:30 AM  
Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps
 
2022-11-30 8:22:22 AM  
Is this RL or a comedy movie?
 
2022-11-30 8:22:33 AM  
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2022-11-30 8:23:40 AM  
"God don't make men like him anymore'"

Men who don't follow basic safety precautions around dangerous machinery?
 
2022-11-30 8:23:57 AM  
I think I would l like my death not to be reminiscent of a old 2 reel B/W comedy from the '30's.
 
2022-11-30 8:24:02 AM  
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2022-11-30 8:24:03 AM  
That's some Maximum Overdrive level shiat right there.
 
2022-11-30 8:25:11 AM  

vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps


Don;t forget the fall prevention harness to keep you in the bucket.
 
2022-11-30 8:26:01 AM  

vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps


yeah like maybe don't put the chipper in a spot where you might end up in it if you fall out of the tree you're trimming?

seems like chippers could/should have a thermal sensor that puts the brakes on if something hot, like a human, passes a certain point.
 
2022-11-30 8:26:27 AM  
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2022-11-30 8:30:43 AM  

SwitchLord: vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps

Don;t forget the fall prevention harness to keep you in the bucket.



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That movie was my first thought.
 
2022-11-30 8:33:08 AM  

flappy_penguin: vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps

yeah like maybe don't put the chipper in a spot where you might end up in it if you fall out of the tree you're trimming?

seems like chippers could/should have a thermal sensor that puts the brakes on if something hot, like a human, passes a certain point.


https://www.sawstop.com/why-sawstop/the-technology/
 
2022-11-30 8:34:54 AM  
I feel bad for the guy and his family, but who the F works directly above an active wood chipper AND trims a tree with xmas lights on it?  Also, were there witnesses that weren't the homeowner? Because if this guy was carelessly cutting through somebody's xmas lights, I wouldn't put it past one of those people with crazy displays putting him through the chipper.
 
2022-11-30 8:36:37 AM  
Weird how in the summer, "trimming the tree" means cutting off pieces of a tree in your yard to make it more manageable, and in the winter "trimming the tree" means putting lights and glass balls on a tree you killed and propped up in your living room.
 
2022-11-30 8:37:02 AM  
Are they sure is was a chipper? Sounds like a Manire spreader.
 
2022-11-30 8:37:24 AM  

Bslim: "God don't make men like him anymore'"


That's why he was issued a recall.
 
2022-11-30 8:40:10 AM  

johnphantom: flappy_penguin: vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps

yeah like maybe don't put the chipper in a spot where you might end up in it if you fall out of the tree you're trimming?

seems like chippers could/should have a thermal sensor that puts the brakes on if something hot, like a human, passes a certain point.

https://www.sawstop.com/why-sawstop/the-technology/


fresh cut trees will be conductive to electricity (water content), which is what triggers the stop.
 
2022-11-30 8:40:55 AM  
Deck the halls with a bowel volley, fa-la-la-la-la...

DarkSoulNoHope: [preview.redd.it image 750x404]


One of my favorite "stolen" GIFs from Fark is that foot, on a loop.

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2022-11-30 8:46:49 AM  

New Rising Sun: johnphantom: flappy_penguin: vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps

yeah like maybe don't put the chipper in a spot where you might end up in it if you fall out of the tree you're trimming?

seems like chippers could/should have a thermal sensor that puts the brakes on if something hot, like a human, passes a certain point.

https://www.sawstop.com/why-sawstop/the-technology/

fresh cut trees will be conductive to electricity (water content), which is what triggers the stop.


I'm sure they can tell the difference in resistance.
 
2022-11-30 8:48:42 AM  
I can think of worse ways to go. Er, just not off the top of my head.
 
2022-11-30 8:50:05 AM  
Malcolm in the Middle wood chipper scene
Youtube uPIfqrhgwE4
 
2022-11-30 8:50:50 AM  

2headedboy: I can think of worse ways to go. Er, just not off the top of my head.


Not off the top of his head, either. Anymore.
 
2022-11-30 8:52:13 AM  
Gregory Huntley told DailyMail.com that 'Joey' was 'someone you could trust with your life'

Hmmm I dunno
 
2022-11-30 8:55:50 AM  
I can't imagine ever getting used to being around a tree shredder to the point I become careless. Hell, running my table saw makes me nervous enough to always think thru the cut before I make it and keep my eyes on my hands.
 
2022-11-30 8:55:56 AM  
When wood chippers are outlawed, only outlaws will have wood chippers.
 
2022-11-30 8:56:05 AM  

FormlessOne: Deck the halls with a bowel volley, fa-la-la-la-la...

DarkSoulNoHope: [preview.redd.it image 750x404]

One of my favorite "stolen" GIFs from Fark is that foot, on a loop.

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Is it weird that that image made me think of Father Jack for some reason?
 
2022-11-30 8:56:45 AM  

flappy_penguin: vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps

yeah like maybe don't put the chipper in a spot where you might end up in it if you fall out of the tree you're trimming?

seems like chippers could/should have a thermal sensor that puts the brakes on if something hot, like a human, passes a certain point.



This is a great idea, but needs some engineering development.

Thermal alone is not enough. On a hot sunny day a tree can be as warm or warmer than a person. The cut end will be even warmer from friction. Maybe detect one specific color (safety orange or safety green) .

Make wearing that color mandatory around chippers.

Or maybe an electronic solution like SawStop could be made to work?

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2022-11-30 8:58:26 AM  

Ragin' Asian: When wood chippers are outlawed, only outlaws will have wood chippers.


Making them illegal would be the ONLY thing that could make a massive woodchipper even COOLER to operate!!

Breakin the law
Breakin the law
 
2022-11-30 9:38:42 AM  
I'm dreaming of a red Christmas.
 
2022-11-30 9:41:39 AM  
Somewhere, in a foreign land,
possibly surrounded by mimes drinking mimosas,
steve buscemi's ears just perked up....
 
2022-11-30 9:46:09 AM  
Yeah I'm starting to think Wile Coyote was a good way for kids to learn not to do things like work over a running wood chipper. I mean, the thing you remember the most from those cartoons is him getting smooshed all the time, right? And to beware of things like cliffs? (looking at selfie-takers)
 
2022-11-30 9:49:25 AM  
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2022-11-30 9:51:59 AM  
With this being about a device called a "chipper" you'd think this story would be a happy one.
 
2022-11-30 9:52:01 AM  

SpectroBoy: flappy_penguin: vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps

yeah like maybe don't put the chipper in a spot where you might end up in it if you fall out of the tree you're trimming?

seems like chippers could/should have a thermal sensor that puts the brakes on if something hot, like a human, passes a certain point.


This is a great idea, but needs some engineering development.

Thermal alone is not enough. On a hot sunny day a tree can be as warm or warmer than a person. The cut end will be even warmer from friction. Maybe detect one specific color (safety orange or safety green) .

Make wearing that color mandatory around chippers.

Or maybe an electronic solution like SawStop could be made to work?

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i think the saw stop would trigger on green/wet branches.
 
2022-11-30 9:58:58 AM  
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2022-11-30 10:01:17 AM  

tom baker's scarf: SpectroBoy: flappy_penguin: vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps

yeah like maybe don't put the chipper in a spot where you might end up in it if you fall out of the tree you're trimming?

seems like chippers could/should have a thermal sensor that puts the brakes on if something hot, like a human, passes a certain point.


This is a great idea, but needs some engineering development.

Thermal alone is not enough. On a hot sunny day a tree can be as warm or warmer than a person. The cut end will be even warmer from friction. Maybe detect one specific color (safety orange or safety green) .

Make wearing that color mandatory around chippers.

Or maybe an electronic solution like SawStop could be made to work?

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i think the saw stop would trigger on green/wet branches.


With more signal processing or a different sensing tech it might be possible to solve.
It might not.
 
2022-11-30 10:07:06 AM  
We all know who is really to blame...

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2022-11-30 10:31:24 AM  

flappy_penguin: yeah like maybe don't put the chipper in a spot where you might end up in it if you fall out of the tree you're trimming?


To be fair, it was right next to trampoline they were using for safety.
 
2022-11-30 10:42:03 AM  

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That movie makes me wonder what part of New Jersey they ended up in?! The fictional Village of Valkenvania, NJ had the pollution of Union County but the redneck behavior of Salem County!
 
2022-11-30 10:48:44 AM  
Daily Mail, folks. There are no such things as chippers or lights of any kind.
 
2022-11-30 11:02:27 AM  

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2022-11-30 11:21:12 AM  
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2022-11-30 11:37:18 AM  

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People do not understand how good this movie is.

Tucker & Dale vs Evil is a masterpiece.
 
2022-11-30 11:38:23 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: With this being about a device called a "chipper" you'd think this story would be a happy one.


Or he could fall into a deep depression and we'll get another FNAF.

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2022-11-30 11:47:21 AM  

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People do not understand how good this movie is.

Tucker & Dale vs Evil is a masterpiece.


Seconded. The Gleewoman isn't much of a horror movie person but she loved T&D and even bought the Blu-ray the first day it was out.
 
2022-11-30 11:49:58 AM  

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People do not understand how good this movie is.

Tucker & Dale vs Evil is a masterpiece.


Correct!
 
2022-11-30 11:50:57 AM  
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2022-11-30 11:56:57 AM  

SpectroBoy: tom baker's scarf: SpectroBoy: flappy_penguin: vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps

yeah like maybe don't put the chipper in a spot where you might end up in it if you fall out of the tree you're trimming?

seems like chippers could/should have a thermal sensor that puts the brakes on if something hot, like a human, passes a certain point.


This is a great idea, but needs some engineering development.

Thermal alone is not enough. On a hot sunny day a tree can be as warm or warmer than a person. The cut end will be even warmer from friction. Maybe detect one specific color (safety orange or safety green) .

Make wearing that color mandatory around chippers.

Or maybe an electronic solution like SawStop could be made to work?

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i think the saw stop would trigger on green/wet branches.

With more signal processing or a different sensing tech it might be possible to solve.
It might not.


i'm sure it is a solvable problem but i don't think scaling up the saw stop is the way to go. there are a couple problems.  my assumption is that the sensor is just looking for a change in the 3V on the saw blade and dry wood isn't terribly conductive so it doesn't trip the sensor but anything wet/metal/etc. will.  also on the table saw it is stopping the momentum of a 1/2 lb saw blade; the branch shredder is going to have far more momentum.
 
2022-11-30 12:03:39 PM  

SpectroBoy: This is a great idea, but needs some engineering development.



You could put 50 separate safety features on the thing, and someone will disable them all because "it slows down mah workin' speed!"

Just like every negligent firearms discharge, this is 100% operator error.
 
2022-11-30 12:42:05 PM  

Last Man on Earth: SwitchLord: vudukungfu: Sounds like a preventable tragedy.

Any thing in this stuff were chipping ain't a tree?

Wires? Nails, barbed wire? Signs? Anything at all?

Work area clear of debris?

Also, always check for bees, hornets, and wasps

Don;t forget the fall prevention harness to keep you in the bucket.


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That movie was my first thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAHzP4umE4M
 
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