Worker still in critical condition in Napa from wood chipper incident
A 24-year-old man was still in critical condition Wednesday afternoon after becoming injured while operating a wood chipper for a tree-trimming project in Napa on Tuesday, according to officials.
The man, identified in media reports as Jeremy Booth, was working with Gorilla Tree Service on a city neighborhood improvement project on Karen Drive when he was injured shortly after 1 p.m.
A spokesperson at Queen of the Valley Medical Center said Booth remained in critical condition Wednesday.
The city contractor was trimming and removing problem street trees before repaving a portion of the Broadmoor neighborhood.
Cal/OSHA is investigating, officials said. A wood chipper was responsible for the worker’s injuries, but it could take up to six months for Cal/OSHA to issue a report, Frank Polizzi of Cal/OSHA said Wednesday.
A representative with Gorilla Tree Service in Napa was not available for a comment on the incident at mid-day Wednesday.
A GoFundMe page created Wednesday raised $1,705 for Booth’s family. For more information or to donate, visit gofundme.com/jeremy-booth.