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Worker killed replacing cesspool in Shoreham, officials say

Kurt Peiscopgrau, 60, and others were on the job in front of the house when he became trapped under the rubble, fire chief says.

A worker was killed while replacing a cesspool

A worker was killed while replacing a cesspool at a Shoreham house on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 Brookhaven Town fire officials said. Photo Credit: Stringer News

A worker was killed while installing a cesspool at a Shoreham house Saturday, Suffolk County police said.

Officers and fire officials said Kurt Peiscopgrau, 60, of Northport, died after becoming trapped underground in a pile of rubble.

Rocky Point Fire Chief Mike Yacubich said Peiscopgrau, along with a team of other workers, was installing the cesspool in the front of the house.

Suffolk officers and Brookhaven emergency crews responded to the scene on Josephine Boulevard at 11:30 a.m., fire officials said.

Yacubich declined to disclose the name of the cesspool company, directing those inquiries to Suffolk County police.

Multiple agencies including Suffolk County Crime Scene, Miller Place and Rocky Point fire departments and trench rescue teams from Brookhaven National Lab were at the scene.

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