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Not a Shred of Sense

2008 Reader Submission
Pending Acceptance

Darwin says, "Accepted into the Archive."

(Again, these come from my own eyewitness practice of Emergency Medicine for the last 30 years, please do not print my name or anything within these parenthesis).

The ambulance responded to a frantic call concerning a neighbor's trip through an industrial strength tree shredder. It seems the individual had decided to do his own tree pruning rather than hire a professional.

The local rental shop rented shredders that could make quick work of mass quantities of yard debris, including tree limbs up to 8 inches in diameter.

To save either time or money, or both, the neighbor placed the shredder at the base of a great oak tree. He intended to cut the top third of the tree off, since it had been damaged by lightning and was dead.

With the shredder running wide open, the neighbor climbed his ladder to the first tree branch, stepped off, and fell.

The Ambulance personnel found him very dead, one leg shredded to the hip, half in and out of the shredder's hopper.

Not married, no kids, removed from the gene pool.

Submitted on 01/21/2008

Submitted by: Anonymous
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Copyright © 2008

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Chip said:
Definitely Keep: Personal Account
Again, another good Personal Account. Thanks.

Bruce said:
Definitely Keep: Personal Account
We've had a number of submissions over the years of people losing battles to wood chippers, but this is the first case of somebody setting one up right below a ladder and then falling into it. Thanks to that unique addition I'll gladly vote for this one. Thanks!

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