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Licking County Employee Killed In Tree Cutting Accident

A Licking county employee is dead after a tree crushed him to death during a tree trimming accident Thursday. The incident reportedly happened while 45-year-old Troy Murphy was trying to remove a tree from a roadway just outside of Granville when a large section twisted in an unusual way and landed on the Newark resident. A local fire chief says co-workers used heavy equipment to remove the tree and perform CPR, but Murphy was pronounced dead a short time later.