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Man Killed in Woodchipper Accident

A freak accident in Concord killed a man working as a tree trimmer. A rope to which he was attached apparently became caught in the woodchipper. He fell and then hit his head, at least according to initial reports.

The decedent has been identified as 33 year old Antonio Barajas of Concord. He has worked for Traverso Tree Service of Walnut Creek when he was killed. According to Cal/OSHA, Mr. Barajas did not fall into the chipper.

Mr. Barajas leaves behind a wife and young child.

The child of Mr. Barajas may have a wrongful death claim in this matter, although it is also possible that any claim he was will be governed by workers' compensation laws.

Pete Clancy is a personal injury lawyer with offices in Oakland. He can be reached at 925-835-7500 or by email: [email protected]