Police Identify Man Killed In Cesspool Collapse

Photo/Terry McMullen Emergency personnel work at the Beech Place scene in Huntington on Tuesday.

Photo/Terry McMullen
Emergency personnel work at the Beech Place scene in Huntington on Tuesday.

The 59-year-old Huntington man killed Tuesday when a residential cesspool he and a crew were installing collapsed, trapping him inside, has been identified by Suffolk police.

Edward Sinnott, a worker of Huntington-based Antorino & Sons, was working on the cesspool of a home at 2 Beech Place in Huntington "when the ground gave way" at around 12:50 p.m., according to police. Sinnott was trapped underground, and another worker narrowly escaped, according to multiple reports.

Sinnott was recovered by emergency crews around 6:45 p.m. that night, fire officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Suffolk County Police Second Precinct and Emergency Service Section officers, Nassau County Emergency Service officers, members of Huntington Community First Aid, and Dix Hills, Greenlawn, Huntington and Huntington Manor fire departments, as well as officials from the Town of Huntington and Occupational Safety and Health Administration, responded to the scene.

Editor's note: The online version of this story was updated at 12 noon, May 25
with additional information not available at the print version's
May 24 deadline .