Man killed in wood chipper identified

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities 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.

Engle says the victim, identified as 42 year old Hernan Gutierrez from Guatemala, and two other people were clearing brush with the industrial wood chipper when the apparent work accident occurred.

There was no immediate suspicion of foul play, but police were still trying to determine exactly what happened. The victim's name wasn't immediately released.

According to OSHA, there were 11 wood chipper deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2013.


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