Maine Work-Related Accident: Two Men Found Dead in Septic Tank at Motel

09/28/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Kennebunkport, ME — Investigations are underway into a work-related accident, after two bodies were found in a septic tank on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. The fatal work-related accident occurred at The Lodge at Turbat’s Creek, who hired the men, along with a local septic tank company, to repair a sewage pump, reported NECN.

According to police, at around 11 a.m. a motel employee reported smelling sewage. They noticed the men’s truck, but did not see the two men. After becoming suspicious, the employee called police.

A septic company arrived at the motel and began pumping out the nine-foot deep concrete holding tank, when they noticed one of the men’s bodies had floated to the surface. A few minutes later, the other man’s body was also found.

The victims were identified as 58-year-old Winfield Studley of Windsor and 70-year-old Richard Kemp of Monmouth.

There were reportedly no witnesses to the accident, and it’s unknown how the men ended up in the tank.

Autopsies are being performed to determine the cause of death. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the fatal work-related accident.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Maine work-related accident lawyers.

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