An Aiken man was killed after a tree fell on him earlier this week, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.


Carlton released a statement on Saturday regarding Thomas Shealy, 73, who died on Thursday from multiple body traumas. He was pronounced dead at his home about an hour and a half after the incident, Carlton said.


Carlton said that Shealy was attempting to cut down a tree in his yard when it fell at about 12:45 p.m. on Thursday


He further stated that Shealy’s wife discovered him when she was coming out to help him with the work. A neighbor and a local landscaper pulled Shealy from under the tree, Carlton said.