Seems that ECHO failed to mention, in it's product safety brochure, that one should beware of high-speed pine cones being shot at you with gatling effect when sending conifers through the BearCat chipper/shredder!! And they sure didn't mention that said missiles of death can and will ricochet off everything in the forest just so they can hit that sweet-spot where your ribs don't quite cover your kidneys, or the other sweet-spot under your shoulder blade that causes your entire arm to be paralyzed for several seconds, or that soft little sweet-spot in your temple that causes you to blackout temporarily.
Mind you, at no time during any of these occurances was I standing anywhere near the input or exit chutes!! The kidney killer got me across the clearing while I was behind the brush pile. The shoulder mamer got me when I was standing in the clearly marked "safe zone" to the back side of the chipper. And the temple nailer got me when I was leaning down behind the ATV.
I don't even want to try figuring the probabilities of those mathematical feats of physics :)
You wouldn't think something roughly the size of a kumquat would hurt so bleeding much; but seriously, I have welts... and bruises.