Way to Die #288
"Chippin' Dale"
Name of the death is a pun on "chipping dales" and the tv cartoon, "Chip and Dale"
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Date August 11, 2003
Location Sonoran Desert

Yuma, Arizona

Episode this death
was featured in
"Unforced Errors"

"Chippin’ Dale”, Way to Die #288, is the second death to be featured in “Unforced Errors”, which aired on February 8, 2009.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Tiny and Dale are two tree removal workers clearing brush in the 110-degree heat of the Sonoran Desert. It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it; they just wish it wasn't them. They get the last of the branches to the top of the hill and the last job before heading home: chipping the branches. However, the last branch gets stuck. The two are anxious to get home, sip a case of cold ones and catch a cage match back at Tiny's. Dale tries shoving the branch through with his feet, and in the process, learns the hard way: a machine made to destroy tree limbs can also destroy human limbs. Dale is sucked into the chipper, until he is reduced to nothing more but ground chuck.

"Is there a lesson to be learned from all this carnage? If you're this stupid, maybe you deserved to die."

Interviewees[edit | edit source]

  • Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan - Physical Medicine & Rehab
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