The death of two men in Pennsylvania was pronounced Thursday afternoon after the teams took them out of the manhole where they were working, according to reports.
Police reacted Thursday morning at an intersection in Aldan, Pennsylvania, about a half-hour drive from Philadelphia, after men reportedly lost their eyesight inside, officials said on Friday. Fox press agency 29.
They said that the cause of death remained under investigation. "There is suspicion of gas and lack of oxygen," said Chris O'Connell of Fox 29.
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Four contractors were working in the area at the time of the incident; Two contractors were at one intersection, while the other two were at a nearby intersection, officials at the station said.
The second site team reportedly lost contact with the other team, which "caused concern".
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The fire rescue teams and other emergency teams intervened and took the men out of the manhole, but both were reported dead, the report said. station.
O'Connell tweeted Thursday that the Aldan Borough police had identified the collaborators as Daniel Cleaver and Matthew DiSands, both 20 years old.
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O'Connell reported that Cleaver had a 5-year-old son and was about to get married. He added that DiSands had just graduated from the police academy and getting a police job, following his father's.
"We are quite shocked that this is happening," said Aldan Mayor Carmen Maniaci at the chain. "We will do our best to recover and go ahead."