Wood chipper kills Silicon Valley landscaper
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Authorities in California say a tree-trimming service worker was "consumed" by a wood chipper in Menlo Park on Tuesday, KTVU-TV reports.

The station reported that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) was investigating the incident.

KRON-TV reported police said the man fell into the wood chipper.

KPIX-TV broadcast helicopter video from the scene.

"Video showed police and fire department personnel gathered around a wood chipper that had a yellow tarp covering a portion of the machine," KPIX reported.

The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health are also reportedly investigating the death.