Man killed in wood chipper identified

Hernan Gutierrez, 42, killed while working with landscaping crew in Davie

By Neki Mohan - Anchor/Reporter , Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

DAVIE, Fla. - A man who was killed by a wood chipper Monday afternoon in Davie has been identified.

Davie police identified the victim Tuesday as Hernan Gutierrez, 42.

A landscaping crew was cleaning debris near Southwest 57th Street and Pine Island Road when Gutierrez was somehow pulled into the wood chipper.

Gutierrez was a day laborer for Tree Tech Inc. The owner told Local 10 News most people who worked with him only knew him by his first name.

Police and investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are trying to determine how the accident happened.

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