Man Decapitated in Woodchipper Accident

January 16, 2012 Updated Jan 16, 2012 at 2:36 PM EDT

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Man Decapitated in Woodchipper Accident

January 16, 2012 Updated Jan 16, 2012 at 2:36 PM EDT

According to the Grass Valley (Calif.) Union, a 50-year-old California man was killed Thursday when he was decapitated in an incident involving a woodchipper.

Police said a rope became tangled in the woodchipper and wound up wrapped around the man's neck and beheaded him, according to The Union report.

Read The Union story HERE.