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Landscaper Drowned

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jpmako, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
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    TOOMUCHWALKING LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    What a way to go...poor bastard . I wonder if he knew what he fell in ?
  3. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    Yea, no crap... errrr....anyway,

    What are the odds of that? And who's insurance would be responsible? I would guess the homeowner?
  4. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    What the heck is a cesspool. Is that what you guys call a SEPTIC tank?


    TOOMUCHWALKING LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I just hope he was unconscious
  6. ManorD24

    ManorD24 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42


    TOOMUCHWALKING LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Well , I feel better that he didn't , um , drown . What the hell is a Wrightstander ? Is that the Deere machine ? R.I.P. , dude...
  8. fargoboy

    fargoboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    septic system is a holding tank with a leech field to drain away the liquids. Cesspool is just a big tank that leaked. A lot of them were made out of bricks that were just layed with no cement so they would leak. When public sewers came along, they hooked up the pipes to the system and filled in the cesspools with cinders from the heaters. Every once in awhile someone discovers these old cesspools the hard way when they finally cave in. I have personally seen two cement trucks go this way in the past thirty years but never heard of anyone drowning in one. They are usually only about six feet deep but who knows he might have hit his head going in
  9. ManorD24

    ManorD24 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Cesspools are like septic tanks only they have slots in them to drain the liquids out. A septic tank is solid to hold solids and then the liquids go into a leaching field. With cesspools the waste exits the house and sits in the cesspool which are now made out of pre-cast concrete rings, but prior to pre-cast they made them out of actual concret blocks, and over time they become unstable and colapse. I'm in the FD and 6 years ago we had a man die when he fell in his in his back yard while walking, and last year we pulled 2 men out of one, when it collapsed. Most houses on long island have cesspools, the rest are hooked up to central sewer districts.
  10. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    thats gotta suck....rest in peace

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