Second Man's Body Recovered from Sewer

Man found near entrance to sanitation facility

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The second victim of Thursday's sewer line incident was located just after noon Friday.

    The man, whose name has not been released, was located near an entrance to the North Texas Municipal Water District's sanitation facility in a pit of water 8-to-12 feet deep.

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    Jeronimo Cruz died trying to rescue his coworker from a sewer line in Fairview on Thursday, that man is still missing.

    Rescue divers were able to recover the man and bring him back to the surface shortly before 4 p.m.

    Fairview Fire Chief Dick Price said a blockage that was thought to be the man earlier in the morning turned out to be an abnormality in the pipeline.

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    The family of a man killed in a construction accident in Fairview say he was a good father.

    Emergency officials say two men, while not wearing protective breathing equipment, were apparently overcome by fumes while working on the line around 8 a.m. Thursday. A third worker, the first victim's brother, called 911.

    Jeronimo Cruz, 44, was located Thursday morning and was been removed from the sewer line.

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    S.J. Louis Construction of Texas touts its reputation for safety, but OSHA records show the company has been cited for safety violations and fined in the past.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been called in to help investigate the incident.