Oregon man pulled into wood chipper sues for $16.7M
April 5, 2017
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...