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.

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