A 54-year-old man has been sliced to death after he fell into a wood chipper in Goomboorian, Queensland in Australia. Metro reports that he fell into the machine while clearing a driveway, alongside two of his friends.
Paul Algie, an acting inspector, said that the victim died instantly. He said the deceased and his friends had been helping the woman who owns the property.
“They’re understandably extremely distressed over what’s occurred,” he said.
“They (friends) are very traumatized as a result of what’s happened and police are assisting them obviously in any way we can in terms of ongoing welfare needs.”
Forensics inspector, Steve Webb also said that “they are all friends and they were doing a favour for the lady that owns the property sadly.” Health and safety officials are investigating the incident along with police.
By Raphael Adenaike