A 59-year-old worker was killed after being buried in dirt when the ground gave way while he was helping install a cesspool in his hometown of Huntington on Wednesday afternoon.

Suffolk County police said crew was doing the installation at a home located on Beech Place when the ground gave way trapping, Edward Sinnott at 12:50 p.m.

The victim was recovered six hours later and pronounced at the scene.

Nassau County police officers and firefighters from the Huntington, Huntington Manor, Greenlawn and Dix Hills fire departments responded to the scene.

Homicide Squad detectives and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.

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