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Published:January 31st, 2014 11:27 EST

Dude Survives Fall Through Wood Chipper: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Washington state man is recovering in a hospital after he was sucked into a wood chipper during a freak accident at work.


Frank Arce, of Longview, thought the industrial wood chipper at Swanson Bark and Wood Products Co., where he works, was shut off when he climbed in to retrieve something that had jammed it.

The machine turned on and Arce was pulled in and nearly ground into human sausage, he told the station from his hospital bed."

The New York Daily News

Arce suffered a broken pelvis, shattered ankle, bruised liver, broken leg, collapsed lung, seven broken ribs and a deep body-length cut; but remarkably his head and family jewels survived intact.

Swanson Bark is paying 100 percent of Arce`s medical bills, that`s the least they can do. They should pay for lifetime chiropractic and massage treatments.

The next time you stub your toe or suffer a paper cut, chill out, just think of what this hapless gentleman has gone through.

Every minute this dude lives is a blessing; you don`t expect to survive if you are run over by a Mack truck, if your parachute fails to open, or if you are sucked in by a wood chipper.

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