Sufferer recognized in lethal wooden chipper incident in Oshawa

A man was killed in Oshawa on March 16 after being pulled into a wood chipper. March 16, 2022

UPDATE: More details confirmed at 10:45 am on March 16.

A 23-year-old forestry worker was killed after a workplace incident this morning. The victim has been identified as Dan Vanheyst of Verona, Ontario.

Emergency crews were called to Waverly Street North, near Adelaide Avenue in Oshawa, around 8:45 am to treat a man who had been injured by a piece of machinery, a wood chipper.

An Eco Tree Service truck had tarp draping the machinery. The company is based in Kingston, according to

Paramedics were treating his co-workers, who were in shock.

The Ministry of Labor is investigating the accident.

Police are asking people to avoid the area as Waverly is closed between Adelaide and Dundee avenues.

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