Police Report Man’s Leg Partially Amputated in West Babylon Wood Chipper Accident
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: June 26 2017
Robert Fischer, 72, accidentally got his right leg got caught in the machine; his son was able to free him, according to officials.
SCPD are investigating an incident during which a man suffered a partial leg amputation from an accident in West Babylon on Sunday, June 25.
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West Babylon, NY - June 26, 2017 - Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating an incident during which a man suffered a partial leg amputation after his leg was caught in a wood chipper in West Babylon on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at approximately 11:55 a.m.
Robert Fischer was operating a wood chipper outside of a house located on 15th St. when his right leg got caught in the machine at approximately 11:55 a.m. Fischer’s son, Richard, was able to free his father from the machine.
The equipment was impounded for a safety check and OSHA was notified of the incident.