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 fatal injuries when the steel supports of a

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Jan 9, 2009, 8:26 PM

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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 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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