A small town has united in grief at the horrific death of a six-year-old boy sucked into a wood chipper.
Jeffrey Bourgeois died after getting pulled into the machine while helping his father on a landscaping job one morning during his school holiday in Salem, Connecticut.
The boy was putting a branch into the industrial-sized chipper when it yanked him when his father Scott, 39, momentarily turned his back.
My Dad had a chipper that was really small and not very good, that he sold it. The branches it could eat well were so small you might as well just bust them into kindling. Still recently I saw a crew working on a sick tree that had a LOT of dead branches that were REALLY big. I was watching guys feed these branches that were BIG and probably weighed at least a hundred pounds each get inserted into the blades and then DRAGGED into the machine by its own power. All you need is one of the forks or stubs to hook a glove or a sleeve or your belt and you are FUCKED.
Probably wasn’t the wisest idea to let the kid actually work with the machine…tho its hard to say, as I know I was working a chain saw and other dangerous power tools at maybe 10…
Still, no gun, so no “Gun Death”, so I guess it isn’t really worth discussing it, right?