Man, 40, dead on Sydney’s north shore after being dragged into woodchipper

The horrific series of events leading up to a man’s death during a terrible workplace incident has been revealed after he was sucked into a woodchipper in Sydney’s north on Saturday.

The man is thought to have died when two of his colleagues were just metres away.

The incident occurred on Saturday at about 8.30am in Lindfield on Sydney’s north shore.

A group of three workers were trimming trees and depositing the branches and leaves into the woodchipper.

News.com.au understands two of the men left the scene when they went down the street to see if they could find a motorist to move a car.

They left their colleague working by the chipper.

When they returned the man had vanished but a pool of blood was visible.

Panicked, the man’s colleagues called emergency services immediately.

NSW Police told news.com.au they have not released any images of the victim or his name.

“There is no update, police are preparing a report for the Coroner,” a police spokesperson told news.com.au on Sunday.

NSW Police told news.com.au that a 40-year-old man died on Kochia La, Lindfield, outside Cromehurst School on Saturday morning in a workplace incident.

A crime scene is in place and SafeWork NSW has been notified.

A report is being produced for the coroner.

The man reportedly worked for Arbor Tree Group.

SOURCE:

news.com.au

Benedict Brook and Rebekah Scanlan

September 8, 2019

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