NewsLocal News

Actions

Body of worker who fell into sewage treatment plant recovered from Niagara River

rescue.png
Posted at 12:13 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 09:33:36-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo police say the body of a private contractor for the Buffalo Sewer Authority was recovered from the Niagara River overnight Friday.

Police announced Thursday afternoon that a private contractor for the Buffalo Sewer Authority had fallen into a well on the sewage treatment plant site at Bird Island, at the foot of Ferry Street. The well connects to the Niagara River.

According to police, the contractor was wearing a vest but he was not tethered to anything.

The worker has not been identified.