MENLO PARK — On Tuesday, a worker who was part of a crew that was cutting trees in Menlo Park Died when an accident involving a wood chipper occurred.
The incident took place in the 900 block of Peggy Lane, which is located close to Bay Road and directly west of Flood Park.
In the video, members of the police and fire departments can be seen congregating around a wood chipper that has a portion of it covered with a yellow tarp.
Officers from the Menlo Park police department responded to a call about a tree trimmer who had reportedly fallen into a wood chipper. When they arrived, they discovered a male subject who had died as a result of injuries sustained during the encounter, according to the police.
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Additional responders included those from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation into the fatality is being conducted by the Cal/OSHA Division of Occupational Safety and Health. According to the officials, the company that is pruning the trees is called S.P. McLenanhan. Cal/OSHA has up to six months to investigate the work site in question and issue any necessary penalties if it finds that there was a violation of the safety standards.
The worker’s name and identity have not been made public at this time. As of a little after three in the afternoon, according to the police, the section of Peggy Lane that was closed was still closed because of the investigation.
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