QUEENSLAND, Australia - A man in Australia fell into a woodchipper as he was clearing branches from a neighbor's property.
 
Calling it one of the worst scenes they've ever encountered, authorities say the man was somehow 'pulled into' the woodchipper, dying within seconds.
 
Along with two others, the 54-year-old-man, whose name has not yet been released, was clearing trees from a woman's property. The other two men discovered him soon after he fell in and attempted to pull him out. They were unsuccessful. 
 

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"He was placing a tree into a tree shredder; [he became] entangled within the machine," an observer told local news outlet the Gympie Times. "His friends frantically tried in vain to pull him out, but he was dead within a few seconds."

Authorities are unsure of how the man fell into the machine. His death is being treated as an accident.