Mason Neises of Alexandria, Ky. Josh Mason has been identified as NKY sanitation employees who lost their lives after a reported industrial accident in Bromley.
Mason Neises was 23-years-old while Josh was 26 years old.
Another employee was hospitalized.
Police said the three people were employed by Building Crafts, Inc., a contractor based in Wilder, Ky.
All three men were working in a hole about 40 feet deep in Sanitation District 1 when something went wrong and they became trapped, according to police.
It happened late Thursday morning in Bromley, a small city of about 724 residents along the Ohio River.
Emergency crews were called around noon to a reported drowning at a pump station for the sanitation district.
The pump station is right down on the river, just west of the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club.
It’s the sanitation district’s largest pump station, sending 40 million gallons of sewage per day to the Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant from Northern Kentucky’s river cities.
Local and federal officials are continuing to investigate what happened to cause their deaths.
On Thursday, police said there was no collapse at the Sanitation District 1.
The victims were employed by Building Crafts, Inc. in Wilder, according to the police news release.