Employee’s Body Pulled From Sewage Pipe
By Sara Jerome
The lifeless body of water employee Herminio Padilla Jr.was pulled from a sewage pipe at the East Central Regional Water Reclamation Facility in West Palm Beach on Sunday. His son, Stephen Padilla, explained how his father was found, per WPBF. “(Investigators) saw the grate was missing,” he said, per the report. “They could only conclude the grate sort of became unlatched and went with him in the water and dumped him in there.”
He explained that “divers found his dad’s body in a pipe nearly 18 hours after he plummeted into an open tank of sewage,” the report said.