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Conn. boy, 6, killed helping dad with wood chipper



Published: Tue, April 10, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m.

Conn. boy, 6, killed helping dad with wood chipper

SALEM, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police say a 6-year-old boy has died in a wood chipper accident while helping his father on a landscaping job during school vacation week.

Lt. J. Paul Vance says Jeffrey Bourgeois was putting a branch into the chipper this morning in Salem when it pulled him into the machine after his father turned his back for a moment. Vance says Jeffrey had gone to work with his father and two older siblings.

Vance says the accident was so terrible that authorities called counselors to the scene.

The boy’s father runs a Salem landscaping business and was doing a job when the accident happened shortly before 9 a.m.

Jeffrey was pronounced dead at the scene.


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1danikytn(248 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Oh my God, how awful, this is so tragic. There is No place for a child of this age near a chipper, what in the world were they thinking....oh i cant even imagine, how awful.

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2nipsy(133 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

I am so sad for this family...

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