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Man killed in Hauppauge industrial incident

Posted 3/30/2018

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives, Fire Marshals from the Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety and OSHA are investigating an incident during which an employee was killed in an industrial accident in Hauppauge today.Sergio Escobar was cutting a metal drum with a grinder at Bactolac Pharmaceutical, located at 620 Old Willets Path, when the drum exploded and struck Escobar at approximately 11:45 a.m.Escobar, 59, of 11 Madison Ave., Brentwood, was transported by Central Islip Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead.

Information from SCPD Press Release dated 3/30/18

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