Arborist saved by co-worker after being pulled into wood chipper

Chesapeake, VA – 24 year old Austin Tighe was running the wood chipper when his boot strings got hung up on a limb being fed into the chipper. Tighe was pulled into the chipper and lost his right leg up to his thigh. A co-worker quickly grabbed Tighe and pulled him to safety. He was rushed by ambulence to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he was plaed in immediate surgery.

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