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Man dies after getting sucked into wood chipper

By Mason White 11:51 AM June 27, 2014
Hernan Gutierrez 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A man is dead after getting sucked into a wood chipper while clearing out brush in front of an apartment complex, rescue workers in Florida said.

Davie Police said that the professional landscaper died on Monday, when he accidentally fell into the wood chipper.

42-year-old Hernan Gutierrez, fell into the teeth of his industrial wood chipper, and his whole body ended up inside the machine. He died instantly.

Police say Gutierrez was working with two other men to clean the weeds out of the building for seniors, when the accident occurred. According to the initial police investigation, he was inserting branches of trees into the wood chipper so they could be cut into small pieces.

The man’s colleagues were not with him when he was sucked in and no foul play is expected.