Both workers recovered after deadly trench collapse on Long Island

BROOKVILLE, Long Island (WABC) -- Both victims have been recovered and identified after a deadly trench collapse on Long Island.

Crews worked Wednesday to recover the body of a contractor after the collapse on Wolver Hollow Road in Upper Brookville on Tuesday that killed another worker.

Police say the two men were in a 30-foot deep hole installing a septic tank when the walls of dirt and sand caved in, burying them.

A 46-year-old man was pulled from the hole, but it was too late and he was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as Max Antonio Turcios.

Another wall collapsed as rescuers were trying to reach the second man, forcing them to move back.

After his body was recovered, he was identified as 57-year-old Deniz Dos Santos Almeida.

Both men were covered with five to seven feet of wet dirt and sand, officials said.

First responders had to secure the walls to make it safe for the recovery effort to resume.

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