Oregon man accused of trying to kill co-worker by pushing him into wood chipper

The men were at a work site when Scott Edward Iverson allegedly attacked his 22-year-old co-worker from behind

Scott Edward Iverson is accused of trying to shove his coworker into a wood chipper.

KEIZER, Ore. (KOIN) — A tree service employee faces an attempted murder charge after he tried to shove a co-worker head first into a wood chipper last Thursday, Keizer police said.

The men were at a work site in Keizer when Scott Edward Iverson allegedly attacked his 22-year-old co-worker from behind shortly before 2 p.m. The victim, whose name has not been released, said Iverson “snuck up” behind him, put him in a choke hold and tried to shove him into the running wood chipper.

As they struggled, a third worker saw what was happening and pulled Iverson off the victim, police said. Iverson then walked away.

About a day later, Iverson was found at a restaurant in Stayton and was arrested without incident. The 26-year-old faces attempted murder and 4th-degree assault charges.

The victim told police he had no previous issues with Iverson.

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