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Owner of Tree Removal Company Dies in Shredder Accident

A man died Tuesday evening in a work-related accident while placing tree branches into a shredder at a home near 24 Mile and Mound roads.

The owner of a Shelby Township-based tree removal company was killed Tuesday evening in a work-related accident while removing trees from a private residence near 24 Mile and Mound roads.

Shelby Township Lt. Stan Muszynski said the man was sucked into an industrial wood shredder as he placed tree branches inside. A neighbor found the man already dead around 9:30 p.m.

The man's name has not been released. However, Muszynski, said the victim owned Fellas Tree Company, which is listed at 25 Mile Road in Shelby Township.

Calls placed to Fellas Tree Company were unanswered Wednesday.

Meghan M. July 02, 2012 at 08:21 PM
For those who are interested, we contacted the funeral home to inquire about any sort of fund to help this family in their time of need. The family is accepting donations. Check are to be made out to his mother, Shirley Geverink and mailed to: Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home 8459 Hall Road Utica, MI 48317 *In care of Darrin Shawn Needham*
Angela Bakeman August 18, 2012 at 03:49 AM
My heart goes out to your family.My husband does this kind of work as well, and I worry about him a lot.
Carolyn Harrington August 20, 2012 at 09:09 PM
I just tried to call Shawn to have him do some more landscape work, like I've done probably 25 times over the years. I am so saddened to hear of his accident. He was wonderful to both my mother and me. He always went over and beyond what was expected. He absolutely loved his mother and girls. He was truly one of a kind and one of my favorite people. Carolyn Harrington
Michelle December 23, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Please be careful sending funds. Contact family directly if you can. There are a lot of scam artist . So very sorry for your loss.
Avery Schlacter April 18, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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