HYANNIS, MA (WBZ-AM)--A Cape Cod man is in critical condition after losing the lower part of his leg in a wood chipper while on a landscaping job in South Yarmouth, on Friday morning. Police say the victim was working at a home on Highbank Road when he got his leg caught in the machinery. Fellow workers tried to stem the bleeding and called 911. The unidentified man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital where a Med Flight helicopter was requested but couldn’t fly due to weather conditions.
Officials say the investigation into the incident is ongoing and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified.