Authorities announced Tuesday that a tree trimmer has died after slipping into a wood chipper in California.
CBS said that the incident occurred on October 11 in Menlo Park, which is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
NBC News reports that at 12:53 p.m., Menlo Park police officers were dispatched to the location after receiving a report. ..
Tragically, by the time the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office arrived, the unidentified guy had already succumbed to his injuries.
When reached by PEOPLE, the Menlo Park police department was not immediately available for comment.
Lisa Mitchell, a neighborhood resident, told ABC7, “We all feel sick and heartbroken” about the tragedy.
“We are quite sad. We are attempting to imagine the feelings of the poor family and their coworkers. And it is simply a great deal. We simply feel dreadful.”
She continued, “We see a lot of their trucks.” Therefore, I can only image how they feel, as I’m sure they treat their employees like family, and it’s horrible.
Mitchell continued, “You hear about the possibility of terrible events occurring, but you are unaware that they can actually occur. Today is clear evidence that they can.”
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health has six months to evaluate whether there was a safety violation, according to NBC.
The man’s identity has not been disclosed pending notification of his next-of-kin. NBC said that coworkers stated the corporation will not issue a comment..,