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    Bruce Saunders (54) died after he fell into a woodchipper

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-1...ie-qld/9143254





    A 54-year-old man has died after falling into a woodchipper on a rural property at Gympie, north of Brisbane.

    Police said the accident happened as a group of men were clearing the driveway of a property off Tinana Road at Goomborian about 7:45pm on Sunday.

    Acting Inspector Paul Algie said the man was working with two others to chip timber that was on the driveway of a friend's property.

    "It was a private arrangement ? they were all friends who were assisting the person who owns the property ? they weren't actually there as contractors," he said.

    He said police had spoken to the two friends the man was working with at the time.

    "They're understandably extremely distressed over what's occurred," he said.

    "They're very traumatised as a result of what's happened and police are assisting them obviously in any way we can in terms of ongoing welfare needs."

    Forensic crash officers from Maryborough, the disaster victim identification unit from Brisbane, and Workplace Health and Safety officers from the Sunshine Coast were at the scene "still trying to ascertain" how it happened.

    At this stage, the man's death is being treated as an accident.

    "Everyone's obviously very distressed and we're still trying to work out the circumstances as to who has seen what," Acting Inspector Algie said.

    He said police had been in touch with the family and they were being offered support.

    Circumstances 'absolutely shocking'

    Acting Inspector Algie said support services were also being offered to the first responders and investigating officers.

    "It's a horrendous thing to have to attend as a police officer ? any sudden death ? but these circumstances were absolutely shocking," he said.

    Acting Inspector Algie said police could not yet say if the man had been operating the machinery unsafely or incorrectly.

    "That's part of our investigation ? that's still ongoing," he said.

    He urged the community to take care around machinery.

    "There's very clear guidelines in terms of the paperwork that comes with these machines and also I noticed on the trailer there's a number of warning stickers in relation to how the machine should be used," he said.

    "We just implore that people follow those instructions carefully, because obviously only a small mistake can obviously lead to a very, very horrible set of circumstances leading to someone passing away."

    Police are preparing a report from the coroner.

    Workplace Health and safety is also conducting an investigation, assisted by police.

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    Holy fuck. How terrifying for those who witnessed this. I'm seeing shades of Fargo but this appears to be an accident. What an awful exit from the world.

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    This happened around where I live a few years back. All you could see was blood sprayed everywhere. There were no body parts, nothing. It made me wonder what they did. Just buried the blood covered wood chips?
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    This sounds absolutely brutal. Poor guy must've gone in arms or head first & then his friends tried to rescue him when they found him. It would've been beyond horrific. You'd never be able get the sights & smell out of your head. Fuuuck

    Apparently there's a condolence thread from people who knew him on a fb news article, but I haven't searched for it yet


    http://www.news.com.au/national/quee...76a59ed25c97b1



    THE family of a man killed in an horrific accident when he fell into a woodchipper have spoken of their shock.

    Bruce Saunders, 54, died instantly after he became trapped in the machine while mulching branches at a Goomboorian property, near Gympie, on Sunday evening, the News-Mail reports.


    Mr Saunders' Bundaberg family and those who knew him took to the NewsMail Facebook page yesterday to pay their respects.

    "It was very hard to wrap our heads around yesterday when we got the news about Uncle Bruce, it's a horrible incident," his niece Katrina Harrington said.

    His sister, Susanne Saunders, said the shock death was "so hard to come to terms with".
    Two friends, who were working alongside the 54-year-old, desperately tried to free him as he was pulled into the machine, but police said the man died instantly.

    Gympie police acting inspector Paul Algie said the circumstances were horrific, but the incident was not being treated as suspicious.
    "He was placing a tree into a tree shredder; he's become entangled within the machine and has died as a result of his injuries," he said.

    "He was found by his two friends, they attempted to get him out of the machine and were unable to do so."

    The scene was one of the most harrowing he had come across in 16 years of policing, Act Insp Algie said.

    "I went out there this morning to speak to officers from Brisbane and I'd have to say it's one of the worst incident scenes I've ever seen," he said.

    "There was nothing that could be done to save this gentleman."

    He could not go into details about the man's injuries, but said specialist police unit Disaster Identification Squad had been brought in from Brisbane to identify the man.

    The three men had been using a hired woodchipper with a 15-inch blade, for the third weekend in a row, to help clear a woman's driveway when the horrendous event unfolded at 7.40pm.

    Act Insp Algie said police and emergency workers who responded to the emergency call were confronted with a very traumatic scene.

    "(They were) obviously dealing with the distressed people that were there, but also trying to process what they uncovered there around the tree shredder," he said.

    They would be offered support services, Act Insp Algie said, while Gympie police work with forensic crash police from Maryborough and Workplace Safety Queensland.

    The machine has been impounded by police and subject to a mechanical inspection, with results from specialist engineers not expected for at least a week.
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    Gawd, that's awful! Poor dude.

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    Reminds me of that dude who was sucked in to the airplane engine.
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    Ugh. Fucking awful. I feel like I'd have to leave the planet after seeing something like that.

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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-0...ce-say/9412874

    The death of a man killed in a woodchipping machine near Gympie last year is now being treated as suspicious, Queensland police say.

    Police were called to a rural property in Tinana Road at Goomboorian on November 13 last year where they found the body of 54-year-old Bruce Saunders from Nambour in an industrial woodchipper.

    Investigators described the scene as "horrific" but originally treated the incident as an accident.

    Bruce Saunders smiles as he makes a peace sign with his right hand while standing under a tree, location unknown.

    PHOTO: Bruce Saunders was found dead in an industrial woodchipper on November 13. (Facebook)


    It had been believed the man had fallen into the machine as he was clearing trees off the driveway while working with two other men.

    Police said after further investigation they were now treating the death as suspicious.

    One neighbour Chris Parker said the men seemed "happy and content" and was shocked the incident was being investigated as a murder.

    "Everyone seemed friendly enough ? just can't believe that it's not just an accident," Ms Parker said.

    She said the three men had been working at the property as a favour to the homeowner.

    Another neighbour who saw the men working, Keith Wilson, said he hoped police find out what happened to Mr Saunders.

    "No-one deserves to go through something like that ? it would be a pretty awful way of going," he said.

    On Sunday, detectives from the Gympie Criminal Investigation Branch executed a search warrant at the Tinana Road property and searched nearby land with the State Emergency Service.

    During the searches, several items of interest were seized.

    Detective Inspector Gary Pettiford said police were following a number of "promising" leads.

    "Information we received during the course of our coronial investigations has led us to believe that the death is suspicious," he said.

    "We have a number of detectives and police experts investigating this incident," he said.

    "I urge anyone with any information that could assist us with our investigations to come forward, either by contacting Gympie detectives, Policelink or anonymously via Crimestoppers."

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    FUCK.
    Maybe it was more like Fargo than anyone thought. Death By Industrial Woodchipper has to be right up there with Burned To Death as a horribly painful way to die. A REAL friend would shoot you execution-style (or something quick like that), right?*
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    *sarcasm intended

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    I'm wondering what was found at the scene that's made them to believe they have some promising leads.
    It was mentioned they have, found several items of interest seized, and then from whatever was found around the wood chipper.

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    Maybe they found something belonging to one of the dudes he was working with like...

    Dear Diary,

    Today I am going to throw Bruce into the woodchipper. No one will ever expect that it was me. Best plan ever. <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy1217 View Post
    Maybe they found something belonging to one of the dudes he was working with like...

    Dear Diary,

    Today I am going to throw Bruce into the woodchipper. No one will ever expect that it was me. Best plan ever. <3


    "No-one deserves to go through something like that ? it would be a pretty awful way of going," he said.
    Poor choice of words there....
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    Lol to all the replies I missed.

    I got the impression part of him was still protruding from the chipper, so maybe the remaining body parts indicated blood flow ceased before he went in?

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    Love triangle twist in grisly woodchipper murder of country butcher.

    POLICE are reportedly investigating a love triangle motive in the grisly murder of popular country butcher Bruce Saunders.

    Mr Saunders, 54, died after he became trapped in a woodchipper while clearing a female friend?s property at Goomboorian near Gympie in Queensland last November.

    When police were called to the ?horrific? scene after Mr Saunders was said to have fallen into the vegetation shredder, they initially thought it was a tragic accident.

    It was around 7.40pm on Sunday, November 12, and Mr Saunders was mulching branches with the woodchipper when it was just beginning to get dark.

    It was his third weekend helping out ?as an act of goodwill? to a woman who had been recently widowed.

    Working with Mr Saunders on the property, which is around 200km north of Brisbane in a diverse farming district, were two other adult males.

    Mr Saunders became caught in the woodchipper and died.

    Gympie Police acting inspector Paul Algie later said after visiting the property that it was ?one of the worst incident scenes I?ve ever seen".

    Inspector Algie said at the time the two male friends tried to save Mr Saunders after he became entangled in branches and was dragged into the woodchipper.

    ?It was actually quite horrific. His friends discovered him as he became entangled and attempted to extract him from the shredder and were unable to do so. So they?re obviously quite traumatised now,? Inspector Algie said at the time.

    But after reinterviewing the two men and other witnesses, detectives raided the property earlier this month and seized ?items of interest?.

    Detective Inspector Gary Pettiford announced last week that the death was now the subject of a homicide investigation and officers had several ?promising lines? of inquiries.

    Insp Pettiford said Gympie detectives were contacted by people who knew Mr Saunders and had suggested his death might not have been an accident.

    ?We?ve now reached an informed conclusion that the death of Mr Saunders is suspicious,? he said.

    Queensland Police told news.com.au that detectives were investigating several possible motives since declaring Mr Saunders? death was the result of foul play.

    A love triangle was among the possible lines of inquiry.

    Mr Saunders had operated a Bundaberg butchery, which had been in the family for two generations, until it closed in 2016.

    He then moved south to the Sunshine Coast city of Nambour and following a relationship breakup had started a new romance.

    Police say the woman who owned the property on which Mr Saunders was helping out when he died is not linked to his death.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rel...a47e101ccacc2f

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evening Star View Post
    Love triangle twist in grisly woodchipper murder of country butcher.

    POLICE are reportedly investigating a love triangle motive in the grisly murder of popular country butcher Bruce Saunders.

    Mr Saunders, 54, died after he became trapped in a woodchipper while clearing a female friend?s property at Goomboorian near Gympie in Queensland last November.


    When police were called to the ?horrific? scene after Mr Saunders was said to have fallen into the vegetation shredder, they initially thought it was a tragic accident.

    It was around 7.40pm on Sunday, November 12, and Mr Saunders was mulching branches with the woodchipper when it was just beginning to get dark.

    It was his third weekend helping out ?as an act of goodwill? to a woman who had been recently widowed.

    Working with Mr Saunders on the property, which is around 200km north of Brisbane in a diverse farming district, were two other adult males.

    Mr Saunders became caught in the woodchipper and died.

    Gympie Police acting inspector Paul Algie later said after visiting the property that it was ?one of the worst incident scenes I?ve ever seen".

    Inspector Algie said at the time the two male friends tried to save Mr Saunders after he became entangled in branches and was dragged into the woodchipper.

    ?It was actually quite horrific. His friends discovered him as he became entangled and attempted to extract him from the shredder and were unable to do so. So they?re obviously quite traumatised now,? Inspector Algie said at the time.

    But after reinterviewing the two men and other witnesses, detectives raided the property earlier this month and seized ?items of interest?.

    Detective Inspector Gary Pettiford announced last week that the death was now the subject of a homicide investigation and officers had several ?promising lines? of inquiries.

    Insp Pettiford said Gympie detectives were contacted by people who knew Mr Saunders and had suggested his death might not have been an accident.

    ?We?ve now reached an informed conclusion that the death of Mr Saunders is suspicious,? he said.

    Queensland Police told news.com.au that detectives were investigating several possible motives since declaring Mr Saunders? death was the result of foul play.

    A love triangle was among the possible lines of inquiry.

    Mr Saunders had operated a Bundaberg butchery, which had been in the family for two generations, until it closed in 2016.

    He then moved south to the Sunshine Coast city of Nambour and following a relationship breakup had started a new romance.

    Police say the woman who owned the property on which Mr Saunders was helping out when he died is not linked to his death.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rel...a47e101ccacc2f
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