2014-01-30 08:24:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Longview, WA) -- A Longview man is happy to be alive after being seriously injured while inside a woodchipper. Frank Arce, who works for Swanson Bark & Wood Products in Longview, was inside the machine to clean it when the motor suddenly started. While in the running woodchipper for about ten seconds, Arce suffered multiple broken ribs, a number of cuts, and a collapsed lung. Arce, who is facing several surgeries, tells KATU-TV that the worst part wasn't going through the machine, but not knowing what was going to happen.