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Old 04-10-2012, 07:58 PM
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Default 6 year old pulled into wood chipper...

This story saddens me..this child should have never been near this chipper ..so, so sad.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...pulled-in.html

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
This story astounds me..this child should have never been near this chipper in the first place...let alone helping dad..


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...pulled-in.html

Agree completely, this poor bastard now has to live with the fact that he was negligent in this situation and has to bear a lot of the responsibility for what happened to his son. What really is incomprehensible to me is the fact that the guy supposedly worked for a tree service!!!!! He had to know how damn dangerous that machine was.

The officer that came on site first said that the scene was "the" most gruesome he has ever witnessed! Very sad indeed, I could not live with myself if this happened to me. I would be introducing myself to the business end of my kimber 45 in short order I fear!!!
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His 2 surviving kids need to be taken away from him before he lets them get needlessly killed as well. This accident was so far beyond preventable it's not even imaginable. The 6 year old should not even be allowed to be near the machine when it's sitting in the yard (while being stored between jobs) not running. No reasonable father would take his eyes off his 6 yr. old son for 1/2 second with a machine like that running near him.

It is so sad that some helpless children are born to a parent like that man.
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Terrible story. Can you picture what it was like where the chipper throws out its debris?

The father has to live with the consequences for the rest of his life. Lets hope the other two boys and their mother can return to a normal life.
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This is horrifying. It is possible to get complacent (this was his job after all) in anything if you allow it. I can't imagine the grief. I just don't know how as a father I could continue living with that guilt. What could be a worse hell than living this day and having that burned in your memory.

It's lesson for me to stay vigilant with my young one and prevent complacency from creeping into more mundane activities as well - from mowing the lawn to boating. If you let your guard down awful things can happen, especially when kids are involved.
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Hey, just had the tree guys out with their chipper. I saw that news article and couldn't even finish reading it -- I can't even begin to imagine ...
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Lets hope the other two boys and their mother can return to a normal life.
The other two boys will eventually be OK but the mother....not a chance. Very sad.
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Reminds me of the idiot who allowed an eight year old to shoot an Uzi at the range and ended up shooting himself accidentally. Makes you scratch you head and wonder "someone actually thought this was a good idea?"

Sometimes I read those huge warning labels on different things, you know the kind (Warning: Do not submerge this hair drier into a bathtub while you are bathing, or Do Not place hands into this snow thrower while operating) and think "you gotta be kidding me, what kind of moron are we protecting with this label?" I guess this is Exhibit "A"
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Had an employee yanked into an industrial tree chipper at one of the saw mills in the late 80s. Still haunts me. We sold that mill the next year. The most gruesome scene I've ever seen
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I saw the headline to this last night. Don't know if i want to read it as I sit here and look at my two kids that are about the same age. I always get a load of crap from people about being over protective of my kids when it comes to playing in our yard next to the lake, wanting to ride on the neighbors golfcart without adults, etc.... This is the reason. And I try to show my kids where the danger lies in some of the things they do. I'm alive today because I was one lucky little S.O.B with all of the situations I got myself into.
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I live in the town next to where this tragedy happened. I had done the site work on a sub division where the father was doing the clearing of the lots before we could start. I had also worked with him on some other jobs from time to time. He owns his own tree company with his wife. He was a hard worker, good guy and a good father.

He brought his older kids to work with him sometimes and on occasion his youngest son. They wanted to be part of the business and just like him. I agree that normalcy will bread complacency and I am sure they were all very comfortable around heavy equipment. His house was heated by a large outdoor wood burning stove. He kept all his equipment at his house and brought much wood back to burn. His family grew up around equipment and this type of work.

His youngest son was not allowed anywhere near the wood chipper ever. I know that, but I do not know what he was doing near it on the day of the tragedy. He supposedly wanted to help out and feel part of doing something with his parents. He loved going to work with them. He picked up a stick and decided to load it when no one was looking. When they turned around it was too late.

The children were with him because they were on their school vacation and they were doing a job that was very close to where they lived. I can just imagine how excited he was to be able to go to work with his family for the day.

I can not imagine what that family is going through now. It is horrible to even think about and the event is having a large impact on the whole community. I do not aim to provide any excuse for the father, but rather provide the facts so that you may see how something like this may happen. They were a good family and what has happened is beyond horrible. You can never be too careful and you should always be thankful for what you have.
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Do it your self projects should only be undertaken by people that do know how to do it themselves
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We run a PTO 3 point chipper here on farm. Had a surplus machete pulled in a few years back and sheared it up like butter. Friend working with us harvesting wood jumped back when first feeling it 'grab' some wood being fed. Lots of neighbors around me with sad stories like this, some missing parts of hands/fingers. Dangerous tools, not toys.
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Do it your self projects should only be undertaken by people that do know how to do it themselves
Thats pretty ignorant if you read the post above yours.
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I didn't even read the story.....based on the title, I don't have the heart today.
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I read this story (part of it) online the other day. Can't imagine what kind of person reposts it for others to comment on. Shame on you OP.
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I read this story (part of it) online the other day. Can't imagine what kind of person reposts it for others to comment on. Shame on you OP.
Hey Jzima, maybe this story will remind some parent at some time to keep their kids away from dangerous objects! Maybe some kid can be saved.
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Hey Jzima, maybe this story will remind some parent at some time to keep their kids away from dangerous objects! Maybe some kid can be saved.
The reality is no, that won't happen. If some parent is stupid enough to let their kid near a chipper, reading a story on THT about a kid being pulled in aint gonna change that. Stupidity is stupidity (this is not a comment about the father in the story).

The problem with this interweb thingy is it makes us all think people care about what our feelings on things are. No one cares what your take is on a story like this. There is no good reason to post a story like this on a website like this. None whatsoever. Unless, of course, you want to "chat" about it. If you do...then shame on you too.
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I have a 5yr old son who is turning 6 this year, it makes me sick to read or even think about this. I can't help but to ponder if it were my son. I feel so sad for that little boy...
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
I have a 5yr old son who is turning 6 this year, it makes me sick to read or even think about this. I can't help but to ponder if it were my son. I feel so sad for that little boy...
...and here you have the real effect of posting this. As I live in the NE, it was unfortunately virtually unavoidable for me to hear about.

Big thanks to the OP for sharing the misery outside of the NE. Well done guy.
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