DEP worker killed in Brooklyn accident

(AP) - A New York City worker has died after an accident at a Brooklyn sewage treatment plant.Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that Gennaro Montello suffered

BROOKLYN - (AP) - A New York City worker has died after an accident at a Brooklyn sewage treatment plant.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that Gennaro Montello suffered fatal injuries when the steel supports of a temporary conveyor belt collapsed and fell on him.

A second worker, Joseph DiGiovanni, was hurt while trying to save Montello. He was in stable condition Friday.

Bloomberg said in a statement: "We typically only think of uniformed officers putting themselves on the line to serve the public.

"Today's accident is a tragic reminder of how many others serve our city in challenging environments and how our city could not run without them."

Montello, who was 45, leaves a wife, Donna, and two children, Gennaro and Brianna.

He had worked for the Department of Environmental Protection since 2001.

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