Tree-trimmer dies in horrific wood-cutting incident

Tree-trimmer dies in Menlo Park wood chipper accident


A tree-cutting worker in Menlo Park died on Tuesday in a lumbering incident. CBS News Bay Area report,

The video showed police and fire brigade personnel gathered around a piece of wood with a yellow tarp covering a portion of the machine.

Raw video: Tree-cutting crew member dies in Menlo Park wood chipper accident


Menlo Park Police said officers responding to a report of a tree-trimmer who had fallen into a piece of wood found one person dead from injuries sustained in the incident.

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office also responded.

The Cal/OSHA Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the death. Officials said that the company doing the trimming of the tree is SP McLennahan.

Cal/OSHA has up to six months to determine if there was a safety issue at the work site and to issue a quote.

The identity of the worker has not been released.

Menlo Park is about 25 miles south of San Francisco.

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