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Menlo Park tree trimmer killed after fall into wood chipper identified

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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The tree trimmer that was killed Tuesday in the San Francisco Bay Area after he fell into a wood chipper has been identified.

Jesus Contreras Benitez, 47, of Redwood City, was working in Menlo Park when he fell around 12:50 p.m., according to investigators.

Officers arrived to find the man dead from injuries sustained after his fall. The state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the man’s death.

A gofundme has been started by the family to raise funds for medical expenses, you can donate here. The family said Benitez was a "loving father, grandfather, husband, and friend and was the head of his household here and his parents in Mexico."

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