Man dead after falling into wood chipper in Davie

Police investigating how apparent work accident occurred

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor , Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. - A man is dead after he fell into a wood chipper in Davie.

Davie police spokesman Dale Engle said officers and fire rescue personnel were called to 5700 Pine Island Road on Monday afternoon, but it was obvious that the victim was already dead.

Engle said the victim and two other people were clearing brush with the industrial wood chipper when the apparent work accident occurred.

There was no immediate suspicion of foul play, but police were still trying to determine exactly what happened.

The man, who has not been identified, was employed by Tree Techs Inc., which is based in Pembroke Pines.

Police told Local 10 that the man's whole body went through the wood chipper.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified.

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