Horror woodchip death shocks cops
A HAPLESS handyman has been killed after he accidentally fell into a WOODCHIPPER.
The 54-year-old, from Queensland, Australia, was clearing the driveway of a home in Gympie, north of Brisbane, when the incident occurred.
He was with two pals on Sunday night, helping a neighbour to clear their drive, but fell into the chipper and died.
A police spokesman said: “It’s an horrendous thing to have to attend as a police officer – any sudden death – but these circumstances were absolutely shocking.
“Everyone’s obviously very distressed and we’re still trying to work out the circumstances as to who has seen what.”
According to police, the man died instantly and his death is currently being treated as an accident.