A MYSTERY surrounds the death of a man after he was killed after being “consumed” by a woodcutter on Tuesday, police said.
An investigation by the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health is underway to find out how the man fell into the machine in Menlo Park, California.
Police said the death at the workplace was reported around 12:53 p.m. after officers found the worker’s body.
“When police units arrived at the scene, a male person was found dead from injuries sustained as a result of the incident,” the Menlo Park Police Department said in a press release.
The worker’s identity will be released by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.
Cal/OSHA released a statement following the bizarre incident: “On October 11, Cal/OSHA was notified that an employee of the FA Bartlett Tree Expert Company died in Menlo Park on the same day.
“According to the outside source, the worker was pulled into the chipper while the tree was being trimmed. Cal/OSHA is investigating and has six months to issue subpoenas if health and safety violations are found.”
KTVU reported that the victim worked for SP McClenahan, a tree nursery that is a division of Bartlett Tree Experts.
Residents in the area said they had been told pruning activities would take place on Tuesday.
They told ABC7 reporters they were “shattered” after hearing the news.
Menlo Park is about 25 miles south of San Francisco.
Meanwhile, a suspect is arrested after five people were shot dead at a South Carolina home.
A shocking update on the missing California woman case was also revealed.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6422771/menlo-park-california-man-wood-chipper-death-mystery/ A man has been killed by a woodcutter after being ‘consumed’ by a machine as how he got inside is a mystery