Officials: Man Killed in Huntington After Ground Gives Way, Trapping Him

Edward Sinnott, 59, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

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SCPD are investigating an incident during which a man was killed after he became trapped underground in Huntington.

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Huntington, NY – May 25, 2017 – Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident during which a man was killed after he became trapped underground when the ground gave way in Huntington.
 
A crew was installing a cesspool at a home located on Beech Place in Huntington, NY when the ground gave way trapping Edward Sinnott on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at approximately 12:50 p.m. Sinnott, 59, of Huntington, was recovered just before 7 p.m. and pronounced at the scene by a physician’s assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
 
Suffolk County Police Second Precinct and Emergency Service Section officers, Nassau County Emergency Service officers, members of Huntington Community First Aid, Huntington Fire Department, Huntington Manor Fire Department, Greenlawn Fire Department and Dix Hills Fire Department responded as well as officials from the Town of Huntington and Occupational Safety and Health Administration responded.