Two Men Die in Industrial Accident in Maine

NECN: Amy Sinclair, Kennebunkport, ME) – Two men have died in an industrial accident in Kennebunkport, Maine. The bodies were found in a septic tank. The two men worked for Stevens Electric & Pump Service of Monmouth, Maine. They had been hired, along with a local septic company, to repair a sewage pump in a septic tank. They were hired by The Lodge at Turbat’s Creek, a 26-room motel. Around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, a motel employee smelled sewage, saw the men’s truck but no sign of the two men. He became suspicious and called police. When the septic company came to start pumping out the tank, one of the men’s bodies bobbed to the surface. Then they found the other body moments later. They were in a nine-foot deep concrete holding tank. There were no witnesses. The big question now is how did this happen. The two men were 58-year-old Winfield Studley of Windsor and 70-year-old Richard Kemp of Monmouth. OSHA is investigating. The two men’s bodies have been taken to the medical examiner’s office in Augusta. Autopsies will be performed on Wednesday.

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