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Washington state man survives encounter with wood chipper

VANCOUVER, Wash. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A man in Washington state survived going through a wood chipper.

Frank Arce works at a company that shreds up bark into wood chips, and when something got stuck in the machine, he went in thinking everything was turned off, just like they practice.

But someone switched the machine on while Arce was inside.

He was trapped for 10 seconds before someone heard his screams.

Arce suffered a broken pelvis, shattered ankle, broken leg, and many other injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery.