Salem, Conn. – It’s been a few months since we’ve had a wood chipper story here at D’D. Sadly, this new one out of Connecticut may be the first one we have featured that involves a child.
Police say 6-year-old Jeffrey Bourgeois was killed Tuesday morning after he was pulled into his father’s wood chipper.
The boy’s father owns a tree removal service and had brought his three children along with him to a home where he doing some tree work.
While the man’s back was turned, his 6-year-old son tried to help his dad by feeding a branch into the chipper. Unfortunately, his arm got stuck and he was pulled inside the machine.
Officials are investigating, but say it appears to be nothing but a tragic accident. Grief counselors will be available at Jeffrey’s school starting today, although school is out this week.
Students started their Spring Break vacation on Monday.