Tarrytown reviewing procedures after manhole deaths
The village of Tarrytown is reviewing training procedures after the deaths of two firefighters who were overcome by toxic fumes in a manhole.
In a report released last week by the state Public Employee Safety and Heath Bureau, the village was hit with four serious violations after firefighter John Kelly was killed attempting to save his friend, volunteer firefighter Anthony Ruggiero.
The two men succumbed to low oxygen levels in a 20-foot manhole and died Sept. 6. Neither of the men was wearing a breathing mask.
Tarrytown has until Feb. 22 to respond to the violations or it will be fined $200 a day for each violation.
Tarrytown residents demand answers in manhole deaths State Labor Dept. cites Tarrytown for manhole deathsTarrytown residents raise funds for fallen firefighters' families