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Union leaders representing two workers killed in Tarrytown last week are pointing the finger at the village--saying the two men are not to blame for going into a manhole to investigate a sewage leak--but rather, their supervisors with the Village were.
William Riccaldo, the Regional President of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), said today that there were no safety measures and rescue protocols in place, allegedly in violation of state laws.
Tarrytown's Village Administrator, Michael Blau held a news conference today and said proper state-mandated protocol for entering a manhole was not followed when Anthony Ruggiero and John Kelly went into a manhole outside the Consolidated Engine Fire House to check out reports of sewage problems.
Blau says the investigation is still ongoing and is being lead by the Tarrytown Police Department, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office as well as PESH--the state's Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau.
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