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Man killed in wood-chipping accident was decapitated

Man killed in wood-chipping accident was decapitated.A Northern California man who was decapitated in a wood-chipping accident Thursday appears to have gotten stuck in rope while feeding something into the industrial-sized machine, authorities said.Friends identified the victim as Martin Lara of Applegate, a foothill community about 45 minutes northeast of Sacramento.

Nevada County Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Schmidt told The Union newspaper of Grass Valley that a rope became wrapped around Lara's neck and beheaded him.

It does not appear that his body actually entered the wood-chipper, which was a large machine capable of processing full-size trees.

Brian Bixler, a wood-chip ope

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Added: Jan-13-2012 Occurred On: Jan-13-2012
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