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Local man killed in horrifying woodchipper accident

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego County authorities say a man has died after being caught in a wood chipper.

Forty-nine-year-old Martimiano Carreon of Rainbow died Tuesday afternoon.

He was the caretaker for an avocado grove in Rainbow, about 40 miles north of San Diego.

Sheriff's Deputy James McConnaughey tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that Carreon was clearing trees from the property when he used his foot to push a pile of branches through the chipper. His foot got caught in the branches and his leg was pulled into the chipper.

His son stopped the machine and pulled his father free but Carreon died at the scene.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune

 

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