MENLO PARK, Calif. (KRON) — A man who was killed when he fell into a wood chipping machine in Menlo Park was identified by a San Mateo County Sheriff’s coroner on Wednesday.
Jesus Contreras Benitez, 47, of Redwood City, was working as a tree trimmer on Peggy Lane when he fell around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to investigators. Benitez died from his injuries before emergency crews arrived on scene.
A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to help raise money for his family. “He was such a dedicated hard worker and the most innovative person you could ever meet,” the GoFundMe page states.
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Cal/OSHA Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating to determine what lead up to and caused the industrial accident.