With Spring just around the corner, it’s a good time to refresh safety training for outdoor workers. As this case shows, unsafe acts are too often fatal.
Henry Aguilar, a worker at General Materials in Edison, NJ, was killed when he was pulled into a large wood chipper.
Police say Aguilar climbed onto a conveyor belt that carries wood into the machine and got entangled in it, according to The Star Ledger.
Lt. Joseph Shannon said he doesn’t know why Aguilar climbed onto the belt.
Several others workers were nearby when the incident happened.
Aguilar had been employed at General Materials for more than a year.
The wood chipper pulverizes wood into mulch.