Long Beach woman identifies husband killed by fallen tree on I....

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Jose Machicado was not one to arrive home late without calling first. A custodian at Long Island University 's C.W. Post Campus , Machicado was supposed to get off work at 3 p.m. Saturday, but by 6:30 p.m. his ... Full Story
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Mary Mary

AOL

#22 Jul 6, 2008
hello wrote:
I live in freeport.
The village came and told me to take down my oak tree. A couple of limbs had fell in the street.
The total cost was about $3,000.
Taking down trees are very very expensive.
Not if you buy a chain saw .You can split the logs and use to warm your dwelling .
dyss is a MAN BABEYYY

United States

#23 Jul 6, 2008
i miss my fireplace in freeport--but then when i see fire in florida i get paranoid,--go figure
liner

Hicksville, NY

#24 Jul 7, 2008
Can You Imagine wrote:
Driving home after a long, hard day at work, and a friggin' tree falls on your car crushing you to death?
What are the chances?
That's like.... you've got to be kidding!!
Makes you think, what did this poor schmuck do to deserve this?
fotoguy

Syosset, NY

#25 Jul 7, 2008
Tragic occurrence made even more so by the way his wife learned about it
Hofstra Law Garden City

Massapequa, NY

#26 Jul 7, 2008
dyss is a MAN BABEYYY wrote:
i miss my fireplace in freeport--but then when i see fire in florida i get paranoid,--go figure
You're missing alot more than your fireplace !
Hofstra Law Garden City

Massapequa, NY

#27 Jul 7, 2008
huh wrote:
I guess with the current mentality going on we will know need to ban trees.Cut them all down before another tree kills someone
There is NO 'current mentality'-just a Republican rant. Ban trees? Of course not-have the agency responsible for cutting down rotting trees-especially hanging over major roadways--Yes! It happens all over-and it could be any one of us.
Hofstra Law Garden City

Massapequa, NY

#28 Jul 7, 2008
liner wrote:
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Makes you think, what did this poor schmuck do to deserve this?
He worked all day and was going home to his family. I could think of people who might 'deserve' this on a global scale, but he isn't one of them.
Angela

Union City, NJ

#29 Jul 7, 2008
Little Joey wrote:
i don't understand. wass the poor man driving on the highway and the tree just fell on him on the road? it looks like his car is off the road...i'm conufsed what exactly happened...and someone pleease tell me?
I feel so bad for him and for his wife who came to the accident when he didn't arrive home.
I know what you mean! It looks like the car was parked in the woods. The said he was waiting to get on the No. State???? Strange - very Strange! Talk about bad timing. I will say a prayer for his family. Such a tragedy!
student

Bronx, NY

#30 Jul 7, 2008
i am a student at C W post and i can say that the custodians there are all very friendly with the people who live there. I was just wondering if anyone had a picture of him so I could put a face with the name?
Hofstra Law GC

Massapequa, NY

#31 Jul 7, 2008
student wrote:
i am a student at C W post and i can say that the custodians there are all very friendly with the people who live there. I was just wondering if anyone had a picture of him so I could put a face with the name?
Ask your CW Post offices. There will probably be a fund set up for the family.
Tree Lover

West Brookfield, MA

#32 Jul 7, 2008
Yes, sue them. These pople are negligent about the trees. Even the town is planting new trees, next to the roads, on the curbs, where the tree is bound to fall as the roots can't grow on the road and if they do, the roots are cut. This tree was decaying and nearly dead, someone should have paid attention.
Sad for families wrote:
Without knowing who's the responsible party for this particular tree, it is common to see large trees that are not being maintained on people's properties. It is a homeowner's responsibility, expensive as it is, to check that roots are not rotting and to regularly trim dead limbs. It won't prevent every accident but anyone with trees needs to take care of them - trim ivy that is choking them, inspect for carpenter ant damage, and cut them down (yes, even us tree lovers know we have to do that sometimes) if they are leaning at a dangerous angle or have other problems. Again, can't say for sure that was the case here but it's something all property owners should do regardless. And of course trees on public lands need to be inspected by the responsible parties.
Thoughts and prayers for the families involved.

“Life's A Beach”

Since: Jun 07

Pompano Beach

#33 Jul 7, 2008
dyss is a MAN BABEYYY wrote:
i miss my fireplace in freeport--but then when i see fire in florida i get paranoid,--go figure
I used to live in Freeport, too. And I also had a wonderful fireplace. I do miss my little house on Johnson Pl. No need for one here in South Florida.
We had two trees by the curb that we had to cut down. Used the trees for firewood.
Tree Hugger

AOL

#34 Jul 7, 2008
There is definintely someone responsible for the collapse of that tree. Weather it be the homeowner or the state, I hope that the Machicado family wins their lawsuit. Those poor people.

Incidentally, Newsday says it was a "pin" tree, I think it was probably a pine tree. And, Sheila is 16, not 18 and David is 18, not 16.

Lovely, lovely family. Does anyone know of a fund being set up? I'd like to donate.
Pin head

Mineola, NY

#35 Jul 7, 2008
Tree Hugger wrote:
There is definintely someone responsible for the collapse of that tree. Weather it be the homeowner or the state, I hope that the Machicado family wins their lawsuit. Those poor people.
Incidentally, Newsday says it was a "pin" tree, I think it was probably a pine tree. And, Sheila is 16, not 18 and David is 18, not 16.
Lovely, lovely family. Does anyone know of a fund being set up? I'd like to donate.
The article states the tree is a Pin Oak. Described in the article as a large oak tree.
Ronald

La Paz, Bolivia

#36 Jul 8, 2008
Rest in peace
Mario De la Quintana

United States

#37 Jul 9, 2008
Don Jose you were the best man and father in law in the world, rest in peace we always remembered you.
your all brainwashed

United States

#38 Jul 11, 2008
mario so sorry for your loss
Andrea

AOL

#39 Jul 12, 2008
I would like to say that I live in the area and there are quite a few trees that look like they are about to come down. My husband and I always comment to each other about this.. It is extremely dangerous and we often wonder who the heck is in charge of this. Very very sad and unnecessary loss of life. My heart goes out to Mr. Machicado's wife and children.
favi

Houston, TX

#40 Jul 24, 2008
He left 3 great kids behind, and he will surely be missed by Rina, David and Sheila Machicado who can proudly say he was a great dad.
Sue

Glen Ellyn, IL

#41 Jul 24, 2008
Very sad.

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