OMG.....6-year-old killed after getting caught in a wood chipper

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jlloyd73, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
  2. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Wow, that is sad. The poor child and family. I just cannot imagine that.

  3. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I hate to be morbid, but I am a realist. The worst part for me is the thought (well knowing) that those industrial chippers don't just stop chipping when something goes in there. This father is probably going to go crazy over this..........I know I would.
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    I didn't get to watch the video as my Linux is not letting me see it.

    Why would you have your 6 year old around a wood chipper to begin with?

    I feel for the man and he will never be the same and quite possible that he will end up buried next to his child in short order.
  5. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    My question also. They said this guy had a tree trimming service and was well known in his community. I guess the kid was no stranger to this type of machinery...........but regardless, I wouldn't let my kids within 200ft of one of these beasts. All it takes is for one branch to grab your shirt sleeve or glove...and you had better be able to pull yourself loose quick.
  6. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Those chippers pull whatever is put into them and they pull hard. I would imagine the boy was putting some branches in and they caught onto the boy and they literally pulled him off his feet. I am sure the father was trying to teach the boy good work ethics but it turned into a tragedy.

    IMO I would only have an adult feed a wood chipper. I would have the kids handing me the branches. Then again, kids are curious so maybe the boy was putting the branches into the chipper because boys have a natural tendency to like to deystroy stuff. I am not going to judge this poor father. If I were living by him I would be over there finishing the job while the father grieved for his son. I think I would be bringing the family meals for a while. Poor father. I wish this on no one.
  7. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I just hope the dad doesnt decide its more than he can handle. Prayers from here.
  8. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    Way to young.
    I don't think i could handle it.
  9. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Thats terrible. Such a horrible death.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
  10. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    Holy crap. My first thought was not pleasant. I hope he can handle it. I don't know if I could. Prayers are defiantly with this family
  11. USNative

    USNative Active Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    I hate to be harsh but it was total ignorance on the fathers part. No one should allow a child to be near machinery such as that. I am sorry for him and the family for the loss but this death was unnecessary and could have been prevented.

    I used to operate a chipper in a sawmill and I know what they can do. They pull as they cut and if it catches you you don't have a chance.

    I doubt the poor child felt a thing thank god. Very sad news! :(
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
  12. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas

    Thats not being harsh. That is a fact.
  13. Bocc44

    Bocc44 New Member

    Feb 10, 2012
    Tax you to death CT
    This is just so sad.

    I live up the road from where this occurred. The town where this happened is very small and friendly..the type of town where everyone knows each other. I am sure everyone feels the pain from this horrendous incident.

    All My prayers
  14. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    South Dakota
    This is depressing...I didn't even open the link to the article...I couldn't read it.
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