The 54-year-old was clearing a driveway on a rural property at Gympie, Queensland with two of his friends yesterday when the ghastly accident happened.
"Everyone's obviously very distressed and we're still trying to work out the circumstances as to who has seen what".
Two men have watched in horror as their friend's body went through a woodchipper.
"They're understandably extremely distressed over what's occurred", he said.
He said: "They're very traumatised as a result of what's happened and police are assisting them obviously in any way we can in terms of ongoing welfare needs".
Police and workplace health and safety officials are investigating exactly how the shocking accident occurred.
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First responders and anyone investigating the incident have also been offered support services.
The 54-year-old man was said to have been operating the woodchipper when he fell into it.
"That's part of our investigation - that's still ongoing", he said.
"We just implore that people follow those instructions carefully, because obviously only a small mistake can obviously lead to a very, very disgusting set of circumstances leading to someone passing away".
Officers from the Sunshine Coast's Workplace Health and Safety team are now investigating and police are preparing a report for the coroner.
A report is being prepared for the Coroner.
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