Dad, 34, is sucked into wood chipper and killed while ‘trying to clear jam’  – The Sun

A LUMBER yard worker was killed when he got caught in a wood chipper.

Brandon Lee VanDyke, 34, a boiler operator, had responded to an alarm within the facility, al.com reported.


It’s thought he was trying to clear a jam when he became entangled in the machine.

His “partial remains” were discovered by officers called to the lumber yard in the early hours of Wednesday in Phenix City, Alabama.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers discovered partial remains of the attendant that went to check on an equipment malfunction,’’ police said in a statement.

VanDyke leaves behind one daughter, according to an online obituary.

His death has been ruled an accident, and there will be no criminal investigation.

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