Two sewer workers in Pennsylvania are found dead on the bottom of a 30-meter manhole while the police are investigating whether they have been attacked by gas fumes.
- Authorities are investigating the deaths of two sewerage workers in Pennsylvania
- Pair was found unconscious on Thursday at the bottom of a 30-foot manhole
- The victims, both boys in their twenties, carried out tests on the sewer system in Aldan, located in the southeastern part of the state
Two contractors working in a Pennsylvania sewer, who died 30 feet below street level, have announced officials.
Aldan Borough Policeman Ken Coppola says that on Thursday morning, four contractors were working on the street about 15 miles west of Philadelphia, two at each end.
One pair of contractors lost contact with the other couple, who rushed to the manhole and noticed that their colleagues didn't respond.
Authorities are investigating the deaths of two sewerage workers in Pennsylvania
The pair was found unconscious on Thursday at the bottom of a 30-foot manhole
The victims, both men in their twenties, carried out tests on the sewer system in Aldan, located in the southeastern part of the state, 15 miles outside of Philadelphia
Coppola says that the emergency officers responded just after 11:15 am and brought the men to the surface. Both were declared dead on the spot.
Coppola says the workers carried out a dye test on the sewer.
& # 39; This could be the first time this has ever happened & # 39 ;, said Aldan Mayor Carmen Maniaci during a press conference Thursday, as reported by ABC news. & # 39; We're going to do our best to recover and move on. & # 39;
& # 39; It's a very heartbreaking situation we have here, & # 39; he added.
Community members and family comfort each other at the intersection of Beech and Rively Ave in Alden
Community members gather as rescue personnel to remove two workers found dead in a sewer well in Alden on Thursday
The cause of death is pending, but Coppola says it seems that the men, both in their twenties, were overwhelmed by fumes.
& # 39; One of the victims, his father is a police officer, not here but in another Delaware County community. The other victim we all know. We know the family, & Coppola told reporters.
& # 39; I feel very uncomfortable giving names now until I know the whole family has been notified. & # 39;
Officials with Occupational Safety and Health Administration are on site.
Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are on site and look at the cause of the accident
The cause of death is pending, but it seems that the men, both in their twenties, were overwhelmed by fumes
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