Aiken man crushed by tree

Saturday, March 29, 2014 6:28 PM
Last updated 7:47 PM
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An Aiken man is dead after authorities say he was crushed by a tree that he was attempting to cut down.

Thomas Shealy, 73, of Aiken, died at 2:14 p.m. Thursday at his home after the tree fell on top of him, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said. He died from multiple body trauma.

Shealy was discovered by his wife, who was helping him with yard work. The incident happened about 12:45 p.m.

A neighbor and a local landscaper were able to remove Shealy from beneath the tree, but to no avail, Carlton said.

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corgimom
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corgimom 03/29/14 - 06:54 pm
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Cutting down a tree is one of

Cutting down a tree is one of the most dangerous things you can do. So sad this happened.

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 03/29/14 - 08:55 pm
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Sad but...

Sad, but we can all learn a lesson here. No matter what you do in life, it only takes ONE mistake and poof, you're gone.

reader54
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reader54 03/30/14 - 02:48 am
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tree work

Tree work is the most deadly job in USA. ONE of the reasons that it is expensive.
May he Rest in Peace.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/30/14 - 07:34 am
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Get a pro

Never try to do this yourself. It IS very dangerous!!! Sorry for this guy

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/30/14 - 10:36 am
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Dittos to the above. Sad way

Dittos to the above. Sad way to go.

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rmwhitley 03/30/14 - 05:15 pm
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God bless
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Mr. Shealy's soul and take care of Mrs. Shealy.

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