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June 23 Man Dies in "Horrifying" Wood Chipper Accident

A man fell into a wood chipper and was killed Monday in Davy in what people on the spot called “horrific”.

A worker who had been landscaping all day near Southwest 57th Street and Pine Island Drive in Davy fell in the teeth of his wood splitter.

On Tuesday, Davy’s police identified the man as Hernan Gutierrez, 42, of Hallandale Beach (photo below).

Gutierrez’s entire body was sucked into a wood chipper, and the consequences took a heavy toll on residents and law enforcement. “I didn’t know what to do, and after a few minutes I can hear all these sirens,” resident Joseph Horta told NBC 6’s Jamie Girola. “It was a little awful.

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