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NEVADA CITY, Calif. – It’s been awhile since we’ve had an article regarding someone dying via a wood chipper, but that ends today after a man clearing brush in California was killed after being pulled into one.

Reports are that 50-year-old Martin Lara was feeding branches into an industrial-sized wood chipper when he got tangled in a rope used to bundle branches and was pulled into the machine head first. Other workers heard a loud scream from the 50-year-old man but were unable to do anything to help the father of two.

This poor bastard did not suffer the dreaded “total morselization” seen in other incidents where a person is pulled completely through a wood chipper, but was decapitated and found tangled in the wood chipper’s rotors.

They used to be hard to find, but if you do a quick Google search, you can see what happens to the human body when it has been pulled into one of these machines. It’s pretty much what you’d expect.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    “California Man Decapitated After Being Pulled Into Wood Chipper”

    Well – he’s doing it all wrong.

  • Gee

    Ugh… What a way to go. I actually feel more sorry for the ones who have to witness this death.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t think of many worse ways to die.

  • blubberdong

    What was he putting the branches in the thing with, his teeth?  You’d think his arms would go first.

    We need to outlaw wood chippers unless people have a permit to carry.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    We need to outlaw stupid people,not wood chippers.

  • Anonymous

    How sad for a man and his family.I would hate to be a witness to that.

  • daMonBrooks

    I have a wood chipper/shredder that I use around the homestead, I respect that thing like no other. I wonder how fast that guy was loading that he didn’t know a branch/rope was tangled on him. what a horrible way to die :/

  • Anonymous

    The witnesses may have some recourse.  If the witnesses were sprayed with blood maybe they can sue his estate for their medical bills, and even some pain and suffering for the trauma they had to endure watching him be ground up into pieces. I mean, he probably should have known that his actions could reasonably result in him causing psychological harm to those around him when he fell in – like the guy that was hit by the train.

  • Anonymous

    some news reports said that the rope that morbid mentioned tightened around his neck after it got sucked into the machine.  my guess is that he had his fingers around the rope trying to get it off of his head.  

    it is easy to claim stupidity, but it is absolute shocking how fast these machines operate.  the people using them have to basically throw the limbs at the blades because the machine can pull in a branch almost as fast as the human reaction time to let go of the branch.  …and the good lord help you if the drawstring on your sweatshirt catches on a feature of the branch.  you are done.

  • blubberdong

    Hell yeah.  With all the noise and the operator trying to work as quick as possible…unfortunately, as the great Forrest Gump said, shit happens. 

    This type of machine doesn’t have much in the form of safeguards like a lifeline, e-stop, etc, does it?  There really isn’t a way to make it safer except for educating the user, much like a firearm…     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    ” like the guy that was hit by the train”

    I knew as I was reading your comment what you were getting to.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I wasn’t intending to call this victim stupid – I know that accidents can,and do happen to even the brightest of people.My previous comment was directed at stupid people in general – like the idiot this morning who was driving slow in the passing lane,refusing to move to the right.We can’t outlaw wood chippers because even if you don’t have a wood chipper license you may need to rent a wood chipper to toss a stupid person into.

  • Anonymous

    I begged to be allowed to put brush in one once and found it to be pretty much as you describe. I will leave wood chippers in the realm of “Things My Boyfriends Do Not Allow Me To Have” along with chainsaws, fire, sharp things for too long, and Arctic Lasers.

  • blubberdong

    I was gonna call you out on that one but then I realized, as the great Forrest Gump said, stupid is as stupid does…

  • Gee

     Good one… LOL :o)~

  • Anonymous

    i am not ruling out stupidity.  i do, however, believe that the the situation leading to the man’s demise needs to be put in the proper context of the use of a mechanical device that would be completely at place alongside a rabid three-headed dog at the gates of hades.

    …and that sentence was not a run-on.  it was just delightfully complex.

  • Gee

     You’re so amazing @kniption:disqus
    Did you see my proper use of you’re?  :o)~ That is as complex as Gee chooses to get.

  • Anonymous

    i also treat augers with tremendous respect.

    chainsaws are fascinating.  they are used in situations that are, by definition, inherently static.  yet, as soon as you start using them, the situation becomes dynamic in ways that are prone to fast and uncontrollable events.  the outcome of high energy chain-reactions are not the easiest to predict.

    everyone is puzzled when they discover that i only own a small chainsaw.  large chainsaws mean large unpredictable outcomes.  i solve those problems with a checkbook.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    “and that sentence was not a run-on.”

    Err … stop bating me …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Gee

  • Anonymous

    Depends on the model and how old it is, the newer have shut off switches which disengage the rotating blades at the back, the older ones require you to hit the stop switch while the blades continue spinning until the engine comes to a complete stop. That can take a couple minutes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    WHAT ???

  • shannie

    Yeah like the ones who walk into airplane propellers…

  • Anonymous

    Out law  ??? Having had many years experience working in tree removal and trimming, I bet when its all said and done he was the main factor in the accident.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1mO6Tso5oM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6LG8rgDN10

  • Anonymous

    see…  i knew it.

  • Anonymous

    I own no chainsaws. The only power tool I have is a Dremel Tool because I paint gaming mini figures. The boys say I have a problem with impulse control, whatever that’s supposed to mean. 

    “i solve those problems with a checkbook.”

    I find myself both turned on at that statement and horrified by the lack of a capital “I”. I’m sure you’re a busy man though, so I’ll let it slip this time. ;)

  • LeaveMeBe

    So, did he live?

  • blubberdong

    Total sarcasm. 

    I’m all for any device or machine that has the ability to do work at breathtaking speed, for example, like a chipper chews trees or a gun kills criminals.

  • Anonymous

    My dad had a tree service and while I was growing up my brothers and I worked for him, and I had my own for a few years right out of high school. I climbed trees as tall as 130 feet, of course I was in my early twenties then, now way now would I climb any tree.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6LG8rgDN10

  • Anonymous

    I worked at and owned a tree service many years ago, six months ago I gave away my climbing gear as not to temp me ever again. I still own 4 chain saws, 16″ to 36″. And I have a nice 8″ scare on the back of my leg from a run in with a saw, the chain is 1/4 inch wide and leaves a trench where it comes into contact with human flesh, ouch.

  • Anonymous

    They will need a vacuum cleaner and a hose to clean up this mess.

  • Anonymous

    Work comp issue, I knew a guy who went to work at a machine shop and found his best friend the owners son had used a shotgun to blow his head off before everybody got in thta morning and it was very messy.

  • Anonymous

    Counseling? Check. $2.5M for emotional distress for being the one who discovered the poor guy… I don’t think so.

  • blubberdong

    “The older ones require you to hit the stop switch while the blades
    continue spinning until the engine comes to a complete stop. That can
    take a couple minutes.” 

    So you get to slowly watch your body get turned into tomato sauce.  Nah.  I think I’ll just get out the checkbook like kniption says, and while my trees are being pureed I can stay inside and do what I’m good at, making stupid comments on here.

  • Anonymous

    Check this out, its normally called a “angel flight line” ,when I left the tree industry I worked in the oil industry for 12 yrs, this was done wrong by this employee and he suffered the results – He let it go to fast and the brake stopped him, and he is not wearing a 4 point harness, only a lap belt.

    caution falling human
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI2IQLxgI4A

  • Anonymous

    So, my burning question here is, are there any good* B-movies based on the premise of a demon-possessed wood chipper a la The Mangler?

    *Of course by “good” I mean “wretchedly unwatchable.”

  • blubberdong

    Thanks for that.  It definitely clears up any confusion as to what happened to this poor guy…

  • daMonBrooks

    Yup, He just carry’s his fragmented head around in a sack now.

  • blubberdong

    No, but he still looks better than that woman that had her face ripped off by a monkey.

  • Anonymous

    No money only some time off for counseling .

  • Anonymous

    laziness, actually.  i found capitalization on my phone to be a pain.  just poor design.  so for quick, commenty, dialoguey stuff, i typically abandon it.

    any contempt for a complete lack of capitalization must pale in comparison to contempt for use faux words like “commenty” and “dialoguey.”  jaded’s dominatrix-like editorial style hasn’t beaten all of my bad habits out of me yet!

  • Gee

     What Baby? Tell mama what it is you need…. :o)~

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Been meaning to ask you – what’s with the avatar change ? You didn’t let that one guy’s comment get to you,did you ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    lol

  • Anonymous

    what avatar change?  it looks the same to me.  what does it look like to you?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I don’t know of any that are ” based on the premise”,but Fargo is a killer movie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWFhDvURLg 

  • reapre

    If its unbridled gore you’re after, I recommend Cannibal Holocaust –great movie for a first date– .

  • Anonymous

    impressive capacity.  this is more like the ones that were at my place last…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt0WcptBaJI 

  • Anonymous

    Dam, Ced, you got the power……… baby.. mama……….. shit I have to pay extra for dem words

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Never mind – I’m half asleep (at my job – lol) – confused you and knoxxx – for a minute.Where is he anyways ?

    Playing World Of Warcraft till the early morning hours is having a toll on me.

  • Anonymous

    dunno.  morbid said that he had something to show him in the crawlspace.  that was like a week ago.

  • Anonymous

    That’s the old school and cheaper one, that’s what we had in the 70′s. that will note slow down until the engine stops and the blades keep spinning for a couple minutes, ouch.
    Vermeer Chippers are common and that’s what we had.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Gory yes,but it kinda sucks by today’s standards;plus isn’t that movie out of distribution ? I have it in my collection – but I found it on the net and downloaded.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    That hurt.

  • Anonymous

    i don’t know if the crew that was here had that same model, but that was the speed that it was being run at on the limbs and branches.  

    your comment makes me wonder, though, if a lot of smaller tree outlets are running around with older models that have less safety features.  they would be cheaper and, if they can run them faster, it is all the better to the less safety conscious…  

  • Anonymous

    That explains it. I’m a dirty cheat, when I text I usually use voice to text or let the auto correct fix my lower case “I” issue. I’m not an edinatrix, but I’m not above teasing.

  • Anonymous

    That was killer.

  • Anonymous

    But it works… ;)

  • Anonymous

    Christ, that just sounds like poor design. Unless we’re talking pre-seventies here when people did all kinds of crazy shit.

  • Anonymous

    No shit, I’m still smartin’ from that nonsense.

  • Anonymous

    I can…feet first in a wood chipper. Eeeeesh!

  • Anonymous

    I figure this was a pretty quick way to die, going in head first and all.  However, I can’t even begin to fathom the terror that he must have been feeling in the couple of moments leading up to the head chomping. I imagine I’d have a heart attack and be gone before my hair even got trimmed.

  • Anonymous

    You got me there… but I’m like Heather4877, either way I’d be hoping I died of a heart attack or shock before I ever realized what happened.

  • Anonymous

    He did it wrong.  For people, you face the chipper towards the lake. Excellent chum.  

    For wood, branches, trees, you face the chipper towards either the compost pile or garden.

    See how simple that was?  Amateurs.

  • http://infowars.com Domino

    can we by chance get those key words you typed into google to find what it looks like? i haven’t got the patience today for anything more than a phrase or two in google images.

  • PhantasmaGora

    Poor lik Tink Tink….

  • Athena

    I like your style.  I, too, am a proud checkbook problem solver. 

  • Athena

    Yeah, Cannibal Holocaust was plenty edgy for its time… but that time was 40 years ago.  

  • Anonymous

    I think slow crushing would be up there on the list.

  • wyrosjr

    I love my huge Dolmar chainsaw though. I can cut enough wood for all of dreamindemon for years, in one day.

    I’ve always piled brush up and burned it. Seems less dangerous than the chipper. Everyone loves to stand by the fire and drink beer also, which is a huge bonus.

  • wyrosjr

    Lucky you, I wish I didn’t have an accent.

  • wyrosjr

    I wish I was like that. I find myself meeting every problem like a challenge I must defeat. My poor wife often has to wait weeks or months sometimes for me to figure out some repairs.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    Yeah, as much as I love CH (one of my favorites) films like Martyrs and Inside beat it in the gore department.

  • Anonymous

    A couple of years ago two guys escaped from our minimum security detention center by sneaking into the trash. One of them only had 4 months left on his sentence. Anyway, it was a poorly executed plan resulting in one of them to be crushed to death in the trash compactor before they made it to the landfill. I couldn’t decide whether to pity him for the awful way he died or pity him for being so stupid. Crushing to death slowly would be right up there on the list.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for asking the question I did not want to ask, and be mocked for my lack of googling skillz.

  • Anonymous

    That guy sounds like he deserves a Darwin Award.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    Make sure safe search is off and check the images. 

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=death+by+woodchipper

  • Anonymous

    Don’t be too hard on yourself Kniption. Websters just hasn’t caught up with you yet. haha
    that’s what I tell people when I use words that have dashes that I KNOW are ready to be dashless by now. Someone has to be the first to use the word that way, right? 
    Commenty and dialoguey work for me. :)

  • Anonymous

    Yipes-Glad you made it through that one alive. Maybe that is what happened to my bio-dad. He had a HUGE gouged scar all over his back from when he used to cut lumber. He was cutting alone, though he wasn’t supposed to .

  • Anonymous

    yeah and by Halloween he’ll be all moldy and decomposed too. He should ride a horse for even better effect.

  • http://infowars.com Domino

    lol it was worth it!!!!

  • shannie

    I read about that..wow, that was at your workplace?!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry, I must be an evil person.  This was a horrific way to die, but I have to admit that I laughed my ass off a that the end of the video when she said the name of the company.

  • Anonymous

    I’m originally from New York. I trained my accent away for the most part. Unfortunately, I will always say a few words wrong, like “dog” or “straw”. I also have a very slight syllabant s.

  • Anonymous

    Knock that shit off. My dad does that to my mom and it drives her insane!

  • wyrosjr

    I wish i could, it seems to be almost compulsive. When i do pay for something to get done , of course it isn’t done to my standards and I get even worse.

  • http://truecrimereport.com iLLusionS

    I am really feeling bad for the workers who came running upon hearing the screams, and wondering if there was any point to try and save him. Obviously this had to be horrific as hell to watch.And really sad for the family of this guy. It is always sad and hard to lose a loved one, but I imagine when there death is something of a “worst case scenario” straight out of a horror story, death it is that much more traumatic. The mind can be an evil reminder.

  • Anonymous

    The drawstring would never catch kniption cause aint no way in hell I would ever have the infinitesimal fortitude to ever get near one of these son of a bitches or would I ever scale a oak with a rope and my 20 inch Stihl.

  • Anonymous

    Hey k I have found that the larger the saw the easier to operate as long as you keep the blade cutting toward the ground once the tree is down.  If you ever need a good bush man pm me below I gladly accept checks mastercard and visa.

  • Anonymous

    Haha, come on, lmgtfy is for when lazy people ask questions online without even bothering to look it up – we already admitted we tried and failed.

  • Anonymous

    He was definitely chlorinating the gene pool.

  • Anonymous

    No, I should have clarified when I said “our”. It is in my county. My aunt actually works there as a corrections officer, though. Obviously, not a very attentive one  ;)

  • Anonymous

    for $50, i will not tell her you said that…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Battles-Shaffer/1045242569 Heather Battles Shaffer

    Anyone seen Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil?

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    One of my favorite horror movies. I was originally going to use a screenshot from the movie, when the guy jumps into a wood chipper.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    Don’t see how that’s possible, unless you were searching for “new toasters under $5″ :P

  • http://twitter.com/AngelsMom0806 Angels Mom

    HA! As a Katt Williams fan I got this comment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    There is no good way to go.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Make sure I also get a fitty   -  or I’m so snitching   :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Women love an accent.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Loan me some money.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    LOL … LOL.

    This statement is so true that it’s funny.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I bet the guy was dead so quick that if he had attempted to yell “HELP !!!” all he would have had time to get out is – “H_ _ _ “,so no worries on terror there.Blink once – GONE.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    lol.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I really liked that stupid move – it was so damned funny.

  • shannie

    LOL…I get it ..no need to pay out Knipton or Cedick….:)