Boy dies in wood chipper accident
Published: April 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM
SALEM, Conn., April 11 (UPI) -- A first-grade Connecticut boy died when he got sucked into a wood chipper his father was using for tree removal work, police said.
Jeffrey Bourgeois, 6, of Salem picked up a tree branch when his father's back was turned and attempted to feed it into the wood chipper when he got sucked in, WTNH-TV, New Haven, Conn., reported.
Lt. J. Paul Vance said the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Salem schools were on Easter vacation Tuesday when the accident occurred.
Grief counselors were at the school Wednesday when classes resumed.