Teen Killed After Getting Sucked Into Woodchipper
By Bill Galluccio
August 13, 2022
A 17-year-old from Pennsylvania was killed in a tragic accident after getting pulled into a woodchipper. Isiah Bedocs was working a job for a tree removal company in North Whitehall Township on Tuesday (August 9).
The teen was loading debris into the woodchipper when the machine snagged a piece of his clothing and started pulling him in. Paramedics arrived and found Bedocs with severe injuries. They performed first aid until a medivac helicopter arrived to airlift Bedocs to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The coroner ruled Bedocs' death accidental and said they are awaiting the result of the autopsy to determine his exact cause of death.
Bedocs was preparing for his senior year at the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.