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Oregon man pulled into wood chipper sues for $16.7M


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 35-year-old man who was seriously injured when he went head first into a wood chipper seeks $16.7 million in a lawsuit against the machine's Iowa-based manufacturer.

The accident happened in February 2016, while Noly Chouinard of Eugene, Oregon, was working for a tree-care company at a property in Leaburg.

The lawsuit says a rope got caught in the machine and pulled him in. It says Chouinard's knee hit an emergency shut-off button, but not before he suffered skull fractures, ligament tears and other injuries that will leave him permanently disabled.

The suit filed...

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