Since 2011, tree service industry workers have suffered a six-fold increase nationally in the number of amputations due to wood chippers. OSHA has received 19 severe injury reports since 2015 related to wood chippers with injuries including amputations and head trauma.

Recently, during his first day on the job, 23-year-old Countryside Tree Service employee Justus Booze was pulled into a wood chipper, killing him.