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The Knox County Sheriff's Department says  a man was killed when a tree fell on him on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Deputies responded to 1134 Knoxville Rd., around 4:00 p.m., and found the victim, 62-year-old Richard A. Grohmann, pinned under a tree.

Officials say no one had heard from him for several hours.

They say Grohmann was attempting to dislodge a fallen tree, and in doing so, the tree fell on him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.