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Posted: 12/30/2005 7:27:27 AM EDT
www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051230/NEWS01/512300319/1002


The man who died Wednesday after getting pulled into a wood chipper was the owner of the tree service company working at the west Loveland residence where the incident occurred.

Brian Morse, 54, was declared dead at the scene, at a home in the 2300 block of Fountain Drive, after his glove became stuck in the wood chipper and pulled him in.

The Larimer County Coroner's Office identified Morse, owner of Brian's Tree Trimming & Removal Service, using fingerprints. The cause of death was listed as "total morselization."





The gloves protected Morse's hands, leaving the fingerprints intact.

The man's co-worker, who was cutting branches on a hydraulic lift, witnessed the accident and ran into the residence for help. A woman living there called 911.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:28:47 AM EDT
Wow. You used to have to go to Baghdad for that.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:30:53 AM EDT
I hope I'm never morselized.


sounds bad...
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:31:29 AM EDT
I hope it was quick, but somehow I doubt it.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:31:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 7:31:45 AM EDT by ZootTX]
I bet he was feeling chipper the next morning!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:34:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
I hope it was quick, but somehow I doubt it.



A LEO friend of mine said it took less than 10 seconds. The chipper was a high-end unit, and supposedly didn't even stall.

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:39:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ZootTX:
I bet he was feeling chipper the next morning!



one in the chipper is worth two in the errr...
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:41:43 AM EDT
Brian Morse... morselization... the coroner had a sense of humor.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:42:41 AM EDT
Well,

It wasn't milsurp/Sam Fisher, I was kind of wondering.....


a bad way to go
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:43:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
I hope it was quick, but somehow I doubt it.



A LEO friend of mine said it took less than 10 seconds. The chipper was a high-end unit, and supposedly didn't even stall.




Yea but you know you're going in, and it sucks, even if it takes 2 seconds to die.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:43:05 AM EDT
That'll teach him!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:43:07 AM EDT
No one has said anything about the fact that his gloves protected his hands????
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:45:46 AM EDT
jesus......what a way to go......

I think I'd rather be burned and hung from "blackwater bridge" than be fed through a wood chipper.....

Imagine what would be going through your mind as you were ripped to friggin' shreds......if he was lucky he went head first.......if not.....either way....
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:47:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
That'll teach him!



WOODCHIPPERS SHOULD BE BANNED!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:47:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KNYTE:
No one has said anything about the fact that his gloves protected his hands????



Must have been some pretty nice gloves.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:48:14 AM EDT
Thanks for this horrendous morsel of info
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:48:52 AM EDT
PHIHCAPP!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:51:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.



I can seee the warning label to be put on the woodchippers now:

Caution: Total morselization may occur if used improperly
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:52:06 AM EDT
wonder if the woman got to keep her mulch
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:52:56 AM EDT
Closed casket?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:53:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By comp1911:

Originally Posted By KNYTE:
No one has said anything about the fact that his gloves protected his hands????



Must have been some pretty nice gloves.



A entire body suit of that material would be what I'll be wearing when the zombies come.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:54:00 AM EDT
Thats quite horrific

I feel bad for his family, and the guy that saw it
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:55:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By akethan:
Closed casket?



It'd be a small one.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:56:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By USGI_45:
Thats quite horrific

I feel bad for his family, and the guy that saw it



Especially the guy that saw it...
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:57:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:
www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051230/NEWS01/512300319/1002



<snip>
The man's co-worker, who was cutting branches on a hydraulic lift, witnessed the accident and ran into the residence for help. A woman living there called 911.
<snip>

.




what a pal

boss gets pulled into a chipper and other guy runs inside.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:58:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KNYTE:
No one has said anything about the fact that his gloves protected his hands????



[liberal]"Well, thank Goddess for OSHA- if he hadn't worn his government-mandated safety gloves, then we might not know his identity, would we? And just think- if he'd been wearing safety glasses, we might be able to donate the eyes to someone less fortunate than us..."[/liberal]
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:59:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rob78:
wonder if the woman got to keep her mulch



I'll bet her garden's going to grow REALLY well this year.....
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:59:36 AM EDT
Isnt it DQ that sells a "Mr. Misty" treat?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:04:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By akethan:
Closed casket?



Mason Jars
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:04:42 AM EDT
Damn, I've spent time picking up body parts from train vs pedistrian. but how do bag that one?
How much of the tree goes in the casket?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:05:05 AM EDT
wonder if his favorite song was "pieces of me"

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:06:23 AM EDT
my morbid couriosity is waiting for the pics on ogrish.

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:06:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By snarfbatt:
Damn, I've spent time picking up body parts from train vs pedistrian. but how do bag that one?
How much of the tree goes in the casket?



see three posts above.

we agree that the woman keeps the mulch pile, gives back the gloves
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:08:07 AM EDT
kinda reminds me of the last scene in "Fargo"
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:19:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 8:19:34 AM EDT by The_Macallan]

These things happen, yah.




Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:41:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jmzd4:
my morbid couriosity is waiting for the pics on ogrish.




[shakespeare]"Ah, what foods these morsels be....."[/shakespeare]


Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:50:11 PM EDT
this happens more often than you'd want to think.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:55:06 PM EDT
Happened here locally last spring. A "Hispanic day-laborer" working for a landscaper was loading the chipper from the back of a pick-up and used his foot to push on the branches..............
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:55:30 PM EDT
WHY HAS NOBODY SAID:

"THAT WON'T BUFF RIGHT OUT!"

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:56:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 1:57:23 PM EDT by nf9648]
Thats a bad way to go, imagine the autopsy on that guy.

"Hey Joe, pass me the stapler and tape, would ya?"
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:59:09 PM EDT
however i just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:00:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:
WHY HAS NOBODY SAID:


"THAT WON'T BUFF RIGHT OUT!"




'cause I put it in the TITLE! (where no one would read it, obviously).
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:03:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 2:06:11 PM EDT by Bumblebee_Bob]

Originally Posted By akethan:
Closed casket?



More like a Mason Jar, I would think. Damn, beat by 14 posts!


Aaagghhh....10 seconds is about 9½ too long. What a terrible way to go.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:13:06 PM EDT
Guess there was no Dead Man's Switch on that chipper, huh??


Link Posted: 12/30/2005 2:21:30 PM EDT
Didn't some guy run his ex-wife through a wood chipper years ago?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:26:29 PM EDT
Yeah there was a guy in Penn. I think. froze the body after he killed her cut her up with a chainsaw. rented a chipper and drove to a river bank to chop her up. They convicted him with a piece of finger nail and part of a letter from her pocket. There was a book on it I think it was "the Woodchipper Murder" Used to read all that true crime stuff. I think all they ever found of her would have fit in a baby food jar.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:41:01 PM EDT
Damn, that sucks.

' Guess LEO's aren't the only ones who face danger for their pay.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:44:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rob78:
I hope I'm never morselized.


sounds bad...




+1.

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:47:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By akethan:
Closed casket?



Ziplock baggie
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:55:06 PM EDT
I won't be buying any potted meat for a while
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:56:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
Didn't some guy run his ex-wife through a wood chipper years ago?



This CT guy chipped his wife back in 1986.

www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/family/woodchipper_murder/index.html
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