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Young man dies after getting sucked into wood chipper during first day of new job as tree cutter

By Mason White 2:47 PM May 6, 2016
Justus Booze and his daughter 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A young man died after getting caught in a wood chipper during his first day of a new job, police in New York said.

23-year-old Justus Booze of Guilderland, died while working for the Countryside Tree Care company.

According to the police investigation, Booze was cutting several trees in front of 215 Placid Drive, when he got caught in the wood chipper.

Booze was pronounced dead at the scene. Booze, father of a girl, was engaged to Kristen Warner.

“A young man so full of laughter and joy has suddenly passed away. Justus was a ray of sunshine, and always did whatever he could to help anyone in need. His passing has left us all deeply shocked and saddened,” Booze’s friends wrote on GoFundMe.